Happy Sunday, Grasshoppers! I am still collecting myself from the euphoria of last week; getting to announce my book deal was easily the most fun and exciting thing EVER, and I got to share it with all of YOU, and honestly, I think that was the best part: YOU. It meant so much to me to have you all squealing and jumping up and down with me, telling me you were proud of me, saying you couldn’t wait to read the book…
Y’all, you just don’t know. You don’t EVEN know how much that means to me.
I am going to type up the detailed version of how the deal went down and what I’ve been doing since July 16, which was the day Emma called to tell me the book had sold (spoiler alert: I’ve mostly just been sitting on my hands and duct-taping my mouth shut and trying to avoid blabbing it all over the internet, which, GO ME, I managed to keep quiet).
But my brain is still a little on the mushy side, so instead of trying to form coherent thoughts right now, I thought I’d leave you with three super fun things to watch and read and look at today.
FIRST UP: I filmed a reenactment of getting THE CALL from Agent Emma, and I think you’ll find it quite entertaining. Also, my southern accent is weirdly pronounced in this one. So you can at least watch it for that.
SECOND: Whenever a book deal gets finalized, it is always announced on a fancy website called Publisher’s Marketplace. You have to pay to look at Publisher’s Marketplace, and even though I was willing to do this just for a glimpse of my book deal IN WRITING, both my agent AND one of my new editors (squee!) sent me a screenshot!
OH, THAT IS PRETTY.
And then THIRD: Today is Baby J’s first birthday!
You may remember (or you may not) that I published her birth story shortly after we got home from the hospital, and apparently it was so entertaining that it made several friends pee a little AND it made its way around at least two OBGYN offices.
So if you’d like to read it, either for the first or second (or fiftieth) time, it is HERE.
Thank you again for everything, my loves. I’ll be back soon with more!