Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

Writing vs. Publication

So begins the next phase of my little adventure. We’re on the eve of publication, and I’m as giddy as a schoolchild with a field trip the next day. Speaking of which, when I was in highschool, we had this great trip to Charleston, SC. Well, it was great according to the people that went. I tossed and turned all night, by body electric with anticipation, then worked myself into such a lather on the bus that I threw up in the aisle and had to stay behind.

I’m expecting a repeat performance with my book heading off into the world. If you come to a signing, don’t stand right in front of me.

Well, I say that to be funny, but it’s only partly true. I have these moments, usually when I’m actually reading the book, that I suspect I accidentally crafted something beyond my own ability. Maybe that’s because this has been such a group effort, with multiple stages of editing and inspiration helping form the final work, but I have these glimpses of goodness that make me think people are gonna love reading my story.

I really enjoy those moments.

It’s about the only time I can keep down food.