There's bee some interesting noise on the internet over the past six months regarding writers who promote too soon -- a definite change in the previous idea of promote as soon as possible to grow your base! Sheesh. Conflicting advice. Fun. Anyway, the don't-promote-too-soon camp has some good points to make.
I'm fascinated by this.
I was rapt by this.
Then, things started getting tricky.
I (mentally) shifted my weight back to my heels.
Then I felt vaugely wondrous and triumphant, even though it wasn't me doing the triumphing. Or the work.