Wow.

You guys. SERIOUSLY. Do you understand how hard you rock? DO YOU?

Because let me just tell you that you rock harder than anything else that is hard. Like diamonds. Or concrete. Or math.

Yesterday, when I announced my intention to self-publish The Clearing, I did *not* expect the response I got. I figured people would be encouraging, of course (because lest we forget, you rock harder than math) but I didn’t expect people to be concerned about the fact that they have a Nook and not a Kindle, and was that going to be a problem? Or for people to be genuinely disappointed that the book is not available just yet. Or, for heaven’s sake, to ask me if I would mind SIGNING MY BOOK.

To which I replied, “Yeah, you know, I just don’t have time to sign anything, what with my busy schedule and the pressures of being in the public eye.”

PSSSSHH. As if. My reaction was more of the “YES-OF-COURSE-OH-MY-GOSH-HOW-COOL” variety.

To say I felt loved yesterday would be an understatement of epic proportions. EPIC, I tell you. So, thank you. A big, fat thank you, and a bear hug, and maybe a sloppy kiss or two to all of you who left me a sweet comment on the blog or on Facebook, or who tweeted me your enthusiasm, or entered the giveaway, or told a friend about my book, or did anything else awesome like that. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I do want to clarify one thing, and that is the issue of whether or not people will be able to get paperbacks. The answer is a resounding YES! I wasn’t very clear about that yesterday. I will publish my book in Kindle and paperback versions, so if you don’t have an e-reader, you will be able to order a hard copy of it. And for those of you who have Nooks, I will definitely see about publishing with B&N as well. Not sure how all this works yet… feeling my way through it.

Also, I’m setting a release date of sometime after the giveaway ends – so probably late February or possibly the first of March. I want my giveaway winners to get their books first!

So that’s that. Thanks for being awesome and I can’t wait for y’all to read The Clearing.

In other, completely unrelated news, Little Bit Riley got her shots this morning. It was tragic to say the least, but we made it through without too much drama… until about five hours later, when she had a meltdown. This is what we’ve been doing ever since.

Yes, I have been making that face all morning. Because it is the face she keeps making… right before she screams. Ugh. Hate it. Hate it, hate it, hate it. But you know, compared to contracting polio later on in life, I guess it’s tolerable.

That’s all for today. One last thanks for your support – it means the world!

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6 thoughts on “Wow.

  1. Amanda J. says:

    I thought about asking you to sign it, but I figured we were lucky enough to be getting copies of it at all, so why push? 😛 Also, tiny baby is SUPER cute, and that is the best face ever.

  2. HeatherM says:

    Oh no not shots! The poor thing. You’re right though, it’s sooo much better than the alternative! You’re welcome for the support sweety, you deserve it! And I soooo would love a signed book too!

  3. Heather Mazza says:

    Wow, I am so glad you are getting a good response. My Friends and I cant wait to read it. I have talked to all my Maine friends. I hope you find a good way to get prints made. I think half of my home town Lubec want to read it. Just waiting for me to tell them how to get their hands on it.

  4. Dawn Embers says:

    Wow. Glad to see you received such a great response. I haven’t posted yet for the giveaway cause i want to do all the promoting aspects I can for it. So excited for the book and if I don’t win I’d definitely buy it and OMG signed copies are even more awesomesauce!

    Ahh, babies and shots. It’s going to be like that for years. So, good luck.

  5. DL Hammons says:

    I’m sorry I missed your original post, I was busy organizing a blogfest. But it really doesn’t matter because I have no intention of entering your giveaway…I plan on buying a copy and having you autograph it! But I will most definitely spread the word about it once its ready for release. I’m so excited for you!!! 🙂

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