If I want to be honest, I have to say, while this certainly is exciting, it's also somewhat nerve-wracking. After working on this project for so long, letting it go is a little bit hard. I keep wondering if I could have done some things better, or what else I could have added, and, and and.
I tried to explain this feeling to a friend a while back, and she responded, "It's normal to have those feelings. This is your baby and as every mother knows, there's always some anxiety about giving that baby its wings. It's no different with your book." It's true, up until now I was hovering over it, now I have to let go...and hope it will help people understand our way of life a little better, maybe be inspired, or simply enjoy reading it.
If you follow this blog, you'll know this book has received some heart-warming endorsements; for which I'm very grateful. If you missed them you can click on Hutterite Diaries in the labels. There's also one review on Goodreads. And it can still be pre-ordered for a special price on Amazon. Quite a few people have told me they've placed their orders. These orders will only be shipped after the book releases, of course. The advantage is, you get it for a reduced price.
These days has me looking forward to opening a box for the first glimpse of 'my baby' in the form of a tree-book. When exactly, I don't know, but hopefully soon! You can be sure, I'll let you know when that happens. I've already seen an e-version of it quite a while back. That too was exciting! Yes, it will also be available as an ebook.
If you decide to get this book, I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. You may leave them as a comment or email me through 'contact me' in the side bar. I'm looking forward to hearing from many of you.
I'll end this post with another endorsement:
“Hutterite Diaries is a welcome and long overdue contribution that fills a void in the daily events of a Hutterite. This book reveals a way of life that seems extraordinary to the outside world.” -Paul M. Wipf, farm steward, Viking Hutterite Colony