Saturday, May 11, 2013

one of those moments

'Scuse me while I gush a bit...

You know those moments when you've worked at something for years, and dreamt of how it would be, and visualized what you would do and how you would feel if you achieved it, and then it finally COMES?

I had one of those yesterday when my ARCs of ICE DOGS came in the mail. It was even better than I imagined it. The cover is so shiny and gorgeous! It looks like a real book, feels just like a real book - but with my name on it.

I wrote a book. Yes - I've been writing books since I was eight. Yes, I always said I was going to grow up to be a writer.

But it actually happened.

Here's what my moment looked like.  Tell me about yours!


19 comments:

Anna Staniszewski said...

Yay!! So exciting!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yay! So excited for you.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Terry, that is awesome! Yes, nothing like holding that review copy. My third arrived two months ago and it blows my mind. Never planned on more than one book.

Catherine A. Winn said...

I'm so thrilled for you!!!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations, Terry! That is indeed an awesome moment. I'm just a couple months ahead of you, because I recently got a box of my author copies -- the final completed version. That's the next moment for you to look forward to! Yay!

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

I'm still waiting for 'my moment'. But forget about that ... congrats to you!!

mshatch said...

What a gorgeous book! I can't wait until my moment comes!

Debbie Ridpath Ohi said...

Woohoo, congrats!! So exciting. :-)

Natalie Lorenzi said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to read it. :-)

Dana Elmendorf said...

How awesome! Oh to hold it in you hands, must feel good.

Leandra Wallace said...

What an amazing cover! Congrats!

Born Bookish said...

So happy for you!! =)

Marcia said...

What a special moment. Enjoy!

Jemi Fraser said...

HAPPY DANCING for you!!! Throwing confetti too - it is SO beautiful!!! :)

Lily Cate said...

That is a beautiful book!
Congrats!

Deniz Bevan said...

Squee! Congratulations!

K Callard said...

Congrats, Terry!

Irene Latham said...

Terry, that cover is gorgeous and your expression is pure JOY. So happy for you! I recently read WINTERDANCE by Gary Paulsen and thought about your book coming... can't wait to read!!

Sam said...

That's so exciting! Congratulations on receiving your ARC. :)