I’m getting used to it I guess. Each new phase is nauseous making, and then I breathe through it and it lessens. A little bit.
This time it’s the cover we’re working on. Should it have a picture of me? Should it have a picture of a moon? Should it show New York City, the East Village? Should it be symbolic and not realistic?
It’s making me a bit nauseous. Again.
The good news is I remember I felt this way when we played with possible titles. And then we found the right one, and we knew. I felt this way as I spoke with publicists and marketing experts. And then I partnered with the right ones, and I knew.
The good news is that as soon as I felt the nausea seeping in, I remembered that I’d been through this before. That it’s scary…and exciting. That it’s overwhelming…and exhilarating. That it’s daunting…and fun.
I’m having fun. I’m having fun with the choices. I’m having fun envisioning the outcomes. I’m having fun with the process.
I know the final goal is a book – a book that inspires people and changes lives. Hopefully a book that finds its place on a few bestseller lists.
But the current goal is to enjoy the journey.
And to not be too nauseous. At least not for too long.
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