Yesterday was a good day. Roel (the designer of the book and BFF) and I drove to the beautiful office of my publishers in Utrecht to collect the very first book, my very first book – SHUT UP!! I’m just so excited.
It was such a joyous moment when Claudette (one of the publishers) revealed the book to Roel and I from under a Yvestown for Sissy-Boy tea towel, how surreal. It’s beyond our exceptions, it’s perfect and the inside is even better. So much hard work in too little time was laying there, staring at us on the table.
I of course got emotional as it’s such a big deal to me to have finally reached this part of my life where I find myself capable of writing a book. This may sound a bit deep, but I do feel that we all walk paths in our lives and that it takes lots of walks to get to that part where you want to be. Some of my steps were baby steps and some were giant steps. This by far was a giant step and I pulled it off in 5 months, with the help of one person that has been so dear to me for so many years.
I know that a few people who know me (a little) didn’t foresee this step I’ve made as there are always Nay-Sayers in ones life.
Most of you don’t know me personally but if you get to know me you’ll notice quite quickly that I speak quite a lot about all sorts of things. They do say that people who talk a lot are not to be trusted and I do happen to find that people quite often don’t really believe my blah blah as there’s so much of it. But let me tell you this, if you live up to all your blah blah you’ll blow all these people away. Honestly I love people who live in air castles, who have big dreams and lots of blah blah. It’s all about setting impossible goals and making them real, sod your nay sayers!!
Once again the book will be for sale exclusively on the 27th of March in all the Sissy-Boy Homeland stores throughout The Netherlands and Belgium and on the 28th of March it will be for sale everywhere. So people who’ve made a pre-order, your book will be send on the 28th of March.
And *drum roll* the English translation (Yvestown in the Kitchen) for the USA market will be released January 2015. Dream big right, for this simple Dutch girl living in her own air castle!!
FYI: you can buy the wooden bird from artist Anna Wiscombe.