The door bell just rang. A surge of excitement races through me as I head for the door. I’ve been waiting for my first shipment of my latest book, Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon. It’s supposed to arrive any day now. I’m surprised to realize how excited I am; a young child in a sixty-year-old body eagerly waiting to see what Santa has brought. I would think that by now, after writing, compiling, and publishing dozens of books, it would be old hat, but I believe I’m as giddy with anticipation of this one as I was with my first book 4-1/2 years ago. There is nothing like holding in one’s hands for the first time something that has taken a great deal of time, effort, and love, to create.
False alarm. My wait continues. C’mon, Santa. Please hurry. I’ve been a good boy.