Monday, November 22, 2010

It's Here!

I had a simply amazing Friday! No wonder it's my favorite day of the week.

Friday morning, my editor emailed me to say my book had arrived in the warehouse (on Thursday, actually). I got the email shortly before 10am. Now, here's my Friday:

I babysit other people's kids during the day. That day, however, two of the kids I was supposed to have didn't come because their dad took the day off. And I had one that I don't normally have--the only one that day.

My kids got out of school at 12:15pm. Early out, because the teachers had training. Fortunately, the child I was tending was one of the teacher's kids, so she said she'd take him when I picked up my kids. That was truly awesome of her.

My husband worked until 5am Friday, so he slept until I woke him up at 10 to tell him the books had arrived. And he insisted we go down and get them. I told him he needed to sleep. He said he wasn't sleeping anymore that day.

So, we packed the kids a lunch, picked them up from school, dropped the baby off to his mom, and headed for Springville. From Tooele.

Ya. I know. But, it's my BOOK! lol

I'll spare you all the details of driving that far with 5 children in a van we're outgrowing, but I will say that I gasped when I saw my book in person. A.Maz.Ing.

We walked out with 25 books, popped open our bottle of sparkling cider, and toasted my success in the Cedar Fort parking lot. That's just how we roll.

And, as of right now, I only have one book left that is not spoken for. Looks like we're going to make another trip to Springville!


Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats! That must be an amazing feeling. :D

Steve said...

Way to take time to celebrate your success. It's a thrilling feeling. Soak it in! Congratulations.

Rebecca Talley said...

Super awesome!! It never ceases to be ama-zing, either. Congrats!! Enjoy!

Michael Knudsen said...

You beat me to it, Cheri! Due to my schedule I won't get down there until tomorrow to pick up The Rogue Shop. Do you have any plans for a launch party?

JoAnn Arnold said...

It was fun reading your blog, and feeling the emotion of your excitement when actually holding a book you had written.