Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wow. Just…wow.

The doorbell rang.

My stomach churned. It was about the time the UPS truck made the rounds, but I didn't want to get my hopes up. It wasn't supposed to come until tomorrow, anyway.

"Jessica!" Mom called. "It's for you!"

The package was from Amazon.

I felt a rush of excitement as I grabbed the scissors and tore the package from her hand. I still refused to think that it was it.

I opened it.

I screamed.

It's real.

100% real.

And I'm still in complete shock.

 




Happy Wednesday!

--Jess

P.S.
Only a little bit after I'd gotten my ARC, I think my sister realized how awesome writing books was, because she's picked up writing her novel again :)

23 comments:

Elisabeth Kauffman said...

This post makes me happy :)

Michelle Pickett said...

Yay! Congratulatioins! Isn't it the best feeling to hold your book in your hands for the first time?

Michelle
www.michelle-pickett.com

Shell Flower said...

Awesome. Congratulations! Way to get your sister motivated, too ;)

Tobi Summers said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Sarah Faulkner said...

Congratulations! This is so very cool for you.
~Sarah Faulkner

www.inklinedwriters.blogspot.com

David P. King said...

Absolutely amazing! That has to be the greatest sense of accomplishment ever. Way to go, Jessica! I knew you were going places, but I didn't think it would be this soon. :)

Sarah said...

I'm so jealous, but so happy for you!

Congratulations!

R. Mac Wheeler said...

horray for you!!

J. A. Bennett said...

So, So awesome! I couldn't be happier for you, really. The cover is soooo pretty!

Sally said...

Fantastic. I am so very pleased for you, well done.

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Yay! It's beautiful- congrats!

Allison said...

Congrats! So exciting. And the book looks great :)

Allison (Geek Banter)

Ashna Banga said...

Awesome! Congratulations! :D

Rena said...

Squeetastic! I would have done that happy girl squeal complete with the insane jumping up and down (maybe for like ten minutes, and then once an hour every hour for five more days!). Congratulations!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations!!! Nothing like holding that first book.

prerna pickett said...

congrats!

Ginger said...

Congratulations!
:)

Lynda R Young said...

How awesome!!! A huge congrats to you! There is something special about holding the physical book with your name on the cover.

Chuck said...

Congratulations Jess! That is too awesome...are you going to sleep with it under your pillow tonight :)

Misha Gericke said...

Oh wow! It must be such an amazing feeling! Enjoy it. :-D

Michael Di Gesu said...

How EXCITING! Enjoy the HIGH!!!!

Rachel Morgan said...

Congratulations!
I know just how exciting this moment is :-) I even videoed myself opening the package with my very first print copy - then uploaded it so other people could be amused by my excited weirdo jumping and dancing!

Bonnee Crawford said...

SQUEE FOR YOU! How exciting :D And a day earlier than expected. Congrats!

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