Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Real Deal

So I am sitting in the middle of my living room floor surrounded by the real deal. Real books, the ones that people will hopefully buy and read (and love!). For some reason, they are very different from the Advanced Reader Copies... Glossier, brighter, real-er. Okay, so realer is not a word, work with me here. They're REAL! What else is there to say?

I should be so excited, and I am, but I also can't believe how nervous I am. These things are going to start hitting stores in the next few weeks and then what? Oh yeah, did I mention they will be sold at Christian bookstores everywhere as well as Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Waldenbooks? You can already pre-order on Amazon, Target's website, and all the websites for the above listed stores. Crazy.

So now the books are in hand, judgement day is fast approaching, and I'm scared to death. I googled (funny how that became an accepted verb) my own name the other day and was shocked to see what came up. I even found a website where someone I've never heard of gave my book a C+. That's the first negative feedback I've heard. Ouch. I wasn't ready for it. I guess someone didn't tell her that I've always been an A student. He-he-he!

Oh well, whether I'm ready for this or not, here we go! It's going to be a fun ride. If you're my friends and family and you're reading this, pray for me. I feel like I could use it. And (prepare yourself for my one and only pathetic stab at self-promotion) go buy my book!


  1. Well, I am looking forward to the release of your book. My friend gave you an A+ on the book and I trust her judgment :).
    May God bless your book release; may many people be touched by it, especially someone who does not know Him yet.

    Be blessed today and always.

  2. Nicole,

    What an exciting time for you--I hope the voices that will be loudest in your head are the ones that are positive and encouraging!

    I'm looking forward to introducing you on my blog later this week, and to giving away copies of this inspiring story!

  3. "Glossier, brighter, real-er" : Haha, xcellent & a real xpression.This is what most authors feel when dey hold their real books for the first time in their hands.Thanks to the developments in the printing industry.I bet it must had been a magical moment for you.BTW,I did like the cover jacket of your books.How does it work there?I mean does an author sit one to one with the design team or the artworks are sent just for approvals?