I am flabberghasted by the fact that I just published a book. I did it. I made this. Ready & Go on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble fronts. Now, you go, read, and review. (Technical note: Apple's iBook process is not working for me, so I'll keep trying, but I'm not waiting for them.)
I have a colleague who has cultivated a charming manner of being egotistical... just enough to give him the courage to send his writing out to any number of people. I am channeling him. If only I had a British accent.