Writing a book is like giving birth to a child. It's amazing at first, planning the pregnancy, seeing the better picture, then it's excruciating when you give birth, mixed in with awesome and thrilling, and then, after months of labour, instead of hours, you see him or her. Your perfect, amazing little baby, crying in your arms. You feel his skin and breathing and you think: how did I ever feel this wouldn't be worth it? You see him next to you and you feel irrationally proud. And no matter what he or she becomes to be, what choices they make in their life, how successful or recognised or rich they become, all that you want is one thing: for them to be happy with who they are.
So, as I release this novel into the world, I hope it will accomplish all that it wants to do. All that is seeks to be, reaches all the people that it wants to reach. I hope my story has a bright future, just as I'd hope for any kid of mine.