Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A Book in the Hand . . .

Yesterday, after picking my kids up from school, we passed the UPS guy leaving the neighborhood. Half-jokingly I said, "Hey, maybe he left my books!"

We got home and there they were!

Two boxes of The Prey due in stores on December 27, 2005.

To say I was excited is an understatement. I jumped up and down a bit and cleared a shelf in my bookshelf (no easy task!) to display my books.

The thrill of actually holding your book, especially after so much time (I sold this one in March of 2004!) is indescribable. I started reading it. My kids loved that they were mentioned in the bio (not by name, but that I live with my husband Dan and "five children" in Northern California, LOL.)

It sounds trite that having my book published is a dream come true, but it is a rare writer who hasn't harbored this dream since childhood.

Publishing is a business, but the writing itself is an act of love. I'm going to savor this joy for a day, then get back to work on my next book. And try not to countdown the next three weeks until the books are in stores.

9 comments:

Alfie said...

Yay! Thanks for sharing so I could relive my 'first book' experience. I guess I don't need to add the instruction, enjoy, huh?

Cele said...

A dream comes true reality. All that hard work (waiting, waiting, waiting) seems suddenly really and worth it. Congrats, I so look forward to getting my copy from Amazon.

misa ramirez said...

Wow! Congratulations, Allison. I got goosebumps and teary-eyed for you! I can't wait to see a copy and buy one for myself.

L. Faye Hughes said...

Allison,

Mega Congrats on getting your author copies of your first baby!!

Just wait until you walk into a bookstore and see your book on the stands! That was a big goosebump moment for me.

Enjoy!

Faye

Allison Brennan said...

Thanks for the warm wishes everyone . . . I think I'm coming down off cloud-9 . . . for now.

Amy said...

Congrats again, Allison! I can only imagine how it feels to hold it after all these months. :)

Colleen Thompson said...

Congratulations, Allison! Savor this moment!

Colleen Thompson

Wendi said...

http://www.fallenangelreviews.com/November2005/Wendi-ThePrey.htm

Here is a review for you to enjoy! Great book,I loved it!

Allison Brennan said...

Your book will be coming soon, Amy! . . . Thanks, Colleen, I'm heartened that other more experienced writers like yourself still do the happy dance when you see your new book.

Thanks Wendi! Your kind words made my day :)