It's a moment. It's always a moment when you see the first published book from what once were scrawled/printed on pieces of paper. Here's a "Before" and "After" shot of VERSES TYPHOON YOLANDA:
The book's not ready for release yet, but ... it's a moment. And I want to wallow in it for a while because a new book, [insert pause] I was going to say, "a new book is always a blessing." But, actually, this is the one book I wish didn't have to happen. Because it surfaced only because of Typhoon Haiyan.
If one lives long enough, one lives long enough to see the unexpected, such as a book about which I write in my Editor's Introduction: "I conceptualized and serve as editor for this anthology--[but] I wish this book did not exist."
Ars Poetica: One's gotta do what one's gotta do.