When you write a book for a publisher it’s written into your contract that you will receive a certain number of author’s copies of your book — usually about 10 (if you want more you can buy them at a discounted price). Today my very first box of author’s copies arrived — our Pretty Polaroid Notecards are already in shops and available online, and this morning a box of 10 packs were delivered by the UPS man. The thing about writing a book is it takes soooooo looooong for the finished paper-and-stitching book to be in your hands — it’s like waiting for Christmas when you’re six-years-old. But even though these sweet little cards aren’t the finished book, they sure are lovely to receive :) Jen, Amanda and I put a lot of sweat and love into our Polaroid projects, and it’s so wonderful to start seeing the results.
So, i have one pack for my mum, one for my sister, one that i’m going to keep in a special box for Noah to have when he’s older (he’ll be getting copies of all my books too!)…. and I have two packs to send to two of YOU!
If you’d like to win one of the two packs — i’m happy to send them anywhere in the world — simply leave a comment on this post sharing three things you like about yourself (i’m serious — you have to do this!). I’ll draw/announce the two winners on Friday xo
Okay, I’ll go first:
1. I like how I see the world through my camera.
2. I like how I’m able to make people laugh and put them at ease.
3. I like that I’m not afraid to dig deeper into the heavy questions…. I like that I’m so thoughtful.
Now it’s your turn…
‘Unravelling #1 totally surpassed my expectations. I did not at all expect to: de-clutter my house, reconnect with old friends, resurrect my sewing machine, redecorate, take a trip down memory lane, meet new friends, learn about new books blogs music, and come to love myself more. The seemingly simple exercises in this course – each week taking photos and writing around a theme – worked some kind of soothing and enlivening soul magic on me. I feel very encouraged, stronger in myself, and more sure of my gifts, roles, and goals for this period of my life. I feel so very lucky to be living this life of mine, and feel emboldened to take the next steps. Thank you, Susannah, for your gentle leadership and wisdom, and for your courage to offer this incredible course.’ ~ Rebecca
‘I can’t tell you what amazing things have happened to me since i began your course. I had heard about it for a while but didn’t think I deserved it, wasn’t worthy blah blah blah… then because I follow you on Twitter I saw you saying that you’d opened registration for the spring course and I just stampeded in to sign up… God, I am glad I did. I had insight after insight, each exercise revealing something deep and precious and true and it has made me stand straighter in my skin than anything i have done before. I am also smiling when I see myself in a mirror — and that is saying something — I truly never used to look at myself in a mirror at all… and now, with the loving words of the people on the course and the surprising finding that I could see something beautiful in my photos, I actually consider a bit of a sashay when I walk through town. I am not hiding and that is a damn good thing. Your honesty, humour and grace are lovely and I am glad glad glad I stampeded to your door.’ ~ Jane