It’s Monday, but I’m far from sad about it. This week promises to be unforgettable! I am thrilled that in just two more days “The Role” will finally be in bookstores across the country. Over the weekend I had a lot of time to think about what it will be like to have “The Role” out there in the world. One thing I really love about it is that the story is now out of my hands. When I finished my rough draft, I felt a real accomplishment, but when I read over it a few weeks later I was devastated. It needed a lot of work, and I was sad that it ended up taking years of re-reading, rewriting, and revising it to get into shape. During that time, I felt a certain amount of guilt, my characters had done so much for me. They truly haunted my dreams when I was drafting the novel, and often times those dreams ended up making it onto the page. I knew that, as their author, it was up to me to make the book good enough to publish. So now that we are only two days away, I feel a bit like a parent sending their child off into the world. Together, we’ve made the story strong enough to make out into the world, and while I’m sure it won’t be loved by everyone, I am confident that it will find a way to the hearts of the readers it was meant for.