Monday, March 09, 2009

This is really happening

You know, sometimes it's really easy to to get comfortable with the idea that I'm about to have a book out tomorrow.   It's easy to make a to-do list that includes things like "buy 'signed by the author' stickers," or "buy autographing pen," or "fill out interview questions."  Of course there are thrilling moments: when I hear about great news like foreign rights sales, when a read a good review or when I get to say "I'm an author" when someone asks what I do (I never know what to say to that and usually end up mumbling something like "I write.")  But so much of it is the day to day details of it when it's just easy to be comfortable.

But then there are these flashes of moments when I shift out of my world and I realize "OMG this is all real."  This -- the book -- it's happening.  The dream I've had for forever, it's coming true.  There are times I still feel like it can't be true.  That it's not really happening or is happening to someone else.
I just can't believe how lucky I've been.  How amazing this all is.  How unbelievably incredibly indescribable things are.
I just had one of those moments and had to share :)

12 comments:

beth said...

Oh! I am so very happy for you! I'm so glad that this is really happening to you! :)

Samantha Elliott said...

I can't wait to pick up my copy!! Congrats again, and drink some good Irish beer on some cute Irish guys (as in they bought it for you, not that you drank it off their bodies!! Don't have an aneurism JP!) for me, will ya?

chandlermariecraig said...

Beyond thrilling! Congrats on the review from Scott Westerfield. That is fantastic!! Hope you are enjoying Ireland.

Indigo said...

Yes,it's really happening dear friend! You can readily call yourself an author now! (Hugs)Indigo

cindy said...

so feel you on that. and many many congratulations! cannot wait to read your debut!!

Alyson Noel said...

Huge congrats on your release!!

Enjoy every moment of it!

Alyson

JKB said...

Love this time! Congratulations, and my copy is *finally* in the mail!

B.E. Sanderson said...

Congratulations, Carrie. I can't wait to get a copy. =o)

Prince Balthazar said...

Congrats, Carrie. I will be picking up FoH&T today.

Jess said...

YAY Carrie!!! I just ran over to BN and bought my copy on my lunch break! I'm so excited to FINALLY get to read the book! Enjoy Ireland. :)

Jill Wheeler said...

I'll be looking for it soon! Congrats again!

R.W. Ridley said...

Got my copy yesterday after reading your Big Idea on Scalzi's blog. Started reading last night. Recommended it to a coworker today who put it in her shopping cart. Your word of mouth campaign in Charleston, SC has officially started. I'll give you a shout out on my blog when I'm finished. That should motivate at least 2 more people to purchase a copy. BTW - I'm a guy who’s deathly afraid of being forced to watch a Sex in the City marathon by my wife, and an enormous Zombie freak. I have been waiting for a zombie romance novel my whole life.