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People often ask me what it’s like to get the very first copy of a new book.

I will first apologize to parents because I know the delivery of a book is nothing like the delivery of a baby.  Absent any children of my own, my books do feel as if they are my children.  I want them.  I conceive them.  I care and nurture and protect them for months and months.  And then – it is delivered.

It is a simple pleasure.  There’s nothing complex about it.  All the effort, investment, countless re-works, drafts, edits, are suddenly ALL worth it.  And this is something of what I am experiencing as I am telling you that I’ve had my Eighth BOOK – LIVE WITH INTENTION – delivered through the doula-like assistance of Red Wheel•Weiser•Conari Press.  And the thrill I experienced on number 8 is no less than what I experienced on number 1.  I love them all but just as some parents might be willing to confess, it’s hard not to have a favorite.  And this newest may very well prove to be my favorite.  

So, I’m passing around metaphorical cigars and saying, “Look.  AH.  Look at my baby.  It’s brand spankin’ new.” 

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