Then, I realized, I would be signing these books. As an aspiring writer, I will admit to daydreaming about all those things you get to do when you are "an author". So, I grabbed a pen to sign one for Ellie, as she was to receive the first copy, given that this was her story. Then, I stopped short. It is a practice in our family to write in any book with give as a gift. The moment is always marked and noted, as we value books above almost anything else. Why should this moment and this book be any different?
But it was different. It is different. I discovered that it is a very different thing to write in someone else's copy of someone else's book, than it is to actually sign a copy of your own book. I wondered if anyone would ever value my signature on this book as much as I would value an author-signed copy of a favorite book.
Then, I saw this posted on her Facebook page... "Just got a SIGNED copy of my favorite book of all times! Thank you, thank you, thank you Barb Lieberman!!!! If you have not read The Treasure of Ravenwood, treat yourself and your friends to a fairy tale you will never forget!"
I guess I should just relax and enjoy this new experience! After all, dreams do come true. Why not enjoy and embrace them fully when they do?