My editor sent me the first round of color proofs of my book yesterday. Very exciting. The wrap around of the cover art has an ISBN number on it - and, for some reason, that makes it all really real for me.
So this is the cover. The book is called, Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to Be Noticed. It's about a ninja student, Wink, who has a hard time with being stealthy at school and has conflicts with his teacher over it.
I dropped the art off at Viking last month and they quickly sent it to China for production. The pages I just got are so shiny and pretty! My job was to look through them and see if I had any issues with color, smudges, etc. I found a few minor things, but on the whole, it looks really good.
Now I have to start designing the webpage for the book. It's been a lot of work - but so much fun - doing the book. But now I have to start thinking about promotion! That's a whole other ball of yarn.