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To Sur, with Love...

Sur as in SURreal, not Big Sur.

1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of surrealism; surrealistic.
2. having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic:

Yep. It's been surreal. The writing, publishing, selling and now, signing copies of my first book process.
(NB: First book, as in, there are more where that came from).

There are many phases of being a writer. First and foremost, actually getting the words to paper (or computer screen). Then somehow putting all the words into a cohesive somethingerother that might make sense for someone other than oneself to actually read. Editing. Re-editing. Not enough editing and yet,finally going to press at the publishers. Out of sight, out of mind at that point, and life goes on.

Then comes the magical day when the UPS truck pulls up and sends the cat running under the bed and boxes of books arrive. Not just any books. Dozens of YOUR book. Ya know, the one you wrote and for which you chose the cover photo…