Look what just arrived today! Brand new super fancy swag for Nuttycracker Sweet! It even has the book blurb on the back of the postcards!
And I know this may sound strange, but having the bookmarks and postcards somehow makes me feel more official. Like maybe I’m not actually an imposter and have written books.
But you sort of start to forget. Once a book’s been out for a while and you run out of new and exciting things to tweet every day, you slip back into imposter mode. You hang out in the online authors groups, write, and edit like mad and begin to believe that you are not in fact an author but only a crazy person with a keyboard.
And then your publisher sends you super fancy swag, and the book tour for your new project begins; and for just a little while you feel like a real live, genuine author. I won’t worry about when the imposter fear will start again. It’s Christmastime, and I have fancy bookmarks. That’s plenty to be happy about for now.