Look What Came in the Mail

September 17, 2010 at 8:33 pm 2 comments

A few months ago, the final cover for beautiful you was sent to me and it was just thrilling.  At the time, I mentioned that there are a few different times in a book’s evolution when it feels born to you- when someone buys your proposal, when you finish that first draft, when you finish the last draft, when you decide on the title, when you decide on the cover, and when the book officially lands in your hands. Well, the final “birth” happened today– the book landed in my hand.  My dear sweet publicist had emailed me that it had arrived earlier in the week and she grabbed a copy and mailed it to me so I could see it. 

Isn’t she pretty?  And she is the most adorable shape– she’s probably 5.5 inches by 6.5 inches or so.  So this compact almost square little thing and I LOVE square. 

And, now that it is here, I am going to embark on the Beautiful You journey.  I put this book together very deliberately creating an every woman plan and about 300 of the things are things that I have done for myself in my quest for radical self-acceptance (which is how and why I came up with the idea) but I haven’t done all 365 (like draw a picture of myself) so I’m excited about going through this all very deliberately, just like anyone else who picks up the book.  I start on Monday with Day 1: Begin.  I’m hopeful that I can turn off my inner editor– the girl who will be frustrated that I said something this way when it could have been better said that way- and that I can just enjoy the journey.  And soon, when the book is out, and in people’s hands, I’m hopeful that we can all periodically share revelations here.

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  • 1. Kate  |  September 18, 2010 at 10:03 am

    yay yay yay yay yay! when can we all get a copy? it’s gorgeous, by the way!

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  • 2. Linda  |  September 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Congratulations Rosie!! I am so proud of/for you. I can’t wait to buy my copy :o)

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