A few weeks ago, I commissioned an artist to do the stills for the book trailer and other promotional materials. The second preliminary sketch is due today, and I feel like a kid on Christmas morning.
Actually, since I'll get another one every few days for the next month, maybe it's more like those advent calendars with the piece of chocolate behind each dated door. Or Hanukkah.*
* the ancient festival of energy conservation. There are 17 different spellings for this word, all of which are wrong.
The advent calendar chocolate was the BEST, because the chocolate mixed with the taste of anticipation. I see that giddy thrill in my kids, when excitement leaks from every pore and they bounce with excess energy. Their every movement becomes the embodiment of "WOW!"
My book's coming out in June. And I'm already bouncing on the inside.