Tuesday, September 4, 2012

HOLY CRAP! IT'S HERE!!!

My launch day.

IN A FIX has officially been published. It's out there. (See? I changed the sidebar from where you can "pre-order" it to where you can "buy" it. Whoa.)

*clears throat* I am a published author.

Hmm. Even typing that doesn't make it seem real. Here, maybe if I type it bigger:

I am a published author!

Nope, still doesn't feel real. I mean, it's a very strange feeling when something you've worked toward for years is finally a reality. I think part of me doesn't quite trust it. Like the realness of it is fragile, a bubble on the edge of bursting...




Or a balloon...




...in a room full of porcupines...




I'm half afraid it could still pop.

But, like with a bubble or a balloon, I'm going to enjoy it while it's here. :)

And then I'm going to get back to work on the next book. Because as much fun as all the getting published stuff is--and trust me, it is--I still like the writing part best of all.

Thank you all for sharing the journey with me.

23 comments:

Huntress said...

CONGRATS!!!

This goes to the top of my TBR list.

*a blizzard of confetti thrown*

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations, Linda!
When I woke up this morning, IN A FIX had already been delivered to my Kindle!

I've got two other previously started books on the Kindle I need to finish, and then yours is next! Yay!!!

Bianca said...

Congrats!!!
I just happened to be up at 1:30am and popped open my nook and downloaded your brand new baby! I admit I did read a few pages before I stumbled back to bed.~grin~ Can't wait to really dig into it! Congrats again Linda!

Jennifer Shirk said...

YAY!!!!!!
Congrats!!!! I'm going to order it now!

Patty Blount said...

*high fives* GO, LINDA!

I love that it doesn't feel real. Every day is like the first. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You've deserved this day for a long time, and I'm so glad it's here! Celebrate your success by writing a new chapter and then raising a glass of wine...or maybe wine first, then chapter? That could make the next book interestingin a whole different way ;)

All the best my friend...you so deserve this!

Julie K

Diane Henders said...

Woohoo - so excited for you! And for me, too - it showed up on my Kindle last night and now I'm trying my best not to dive into it until I get my work done this morning. :-)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Now you can be like Sally Field, and walk around dazed, saying, "You like me! You really like me!" (Because everybody WILL, ya know.)

abby mumford said...

congrats, linda! the book is fabulous. ciel is fabulous. YOU are fabulous. oh happy day!

Delia said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY! So much congratulations! I love watching this stuff happen. :) I hope your day is filled with many happy things. And Manhattans.

Linda G. said...

Huntress -- Thank you!!! :)

Dianne -- Woo-hoo! :)

Bianca -- Aw, thanks! :)

Jennifer -- Hooray! And thanks. :)

Patty -- Cool! It's all so strange, isn't it?

Julie -- Muah! And thanks. And yeah, wine first always makes for an "interesting" chapter. ;)

Diane -- Hope you enjoy it! :)

Susan -- LOL! I hope I never do that, but I can see where she was coming from. *grin*

Abby -- Aw, thanks. :D

Delia -- Manhattans ARE happy things. *grin*

Teri Anne Stanley said...

*Squee!*

yay.

woo hoo.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Michelle Wolfson said...

Go Linda!!! Can't wait to see Ciel and the boys take off like a rocket! Congrats a million times.
xo,
Michelle

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations! I can't wait for the movie version because I know this book is destined for the BIG time! Go you!

Pearson Report said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Linda!

What a day - relish it and bask in the glow of this long awaited moment.

Cheers, Jenny

Judy, Judy, Judy said...

I commented earlier but I realize it was a mistake to use invisible ink. Congratulations Linda!

Jessica Lemmon said...

Happy release day!!! I'm a few days late, but I assume you're still celebrating! ;)

Michele Shaw said...

I can't imagine what it's like to type those words so I'm sure it doesn't feel real. But guess what, it is! Go You!!! You'll have many more books out, but I bet none will seem as special as the first. Enjoy:)

Bess Weatherby said...

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Al said...

Wow!
Congratulations!

Deniz Bevan said...

Wooo! Congratulations!!

Monica B.W. said...

CONGRATU-FREAKING-LATIONS!!! I am SOO OHAPPY FOR YOU AND I'LL BET EVERYONE WILL LOVE IN A FIX AS MUCH AS I DID!! OMG, I'M SO EXCITED!! Okay, I'm done with the caps now! lol. Well, not really... WOOOOHOOOO!!!!