I was so excited when I woke up yesterday because I knew that the UPS man would be delivering my books. And I waited.
Doesn’t UPS deliver early here?
We have only gotten something from UPS once in the month we’ve been here so I wasn’t sure but I seem to remember it being early. And I waited.
Around 5:00 it wasn’t early anymore. I checked the email to see if my package was still on the truck and I found this:
What? When? I was here ALL day!
I called UPS while also getting connected with them on the chat. Both people arranged that I’d be able to pick my package up and I would receive a phone call within the hour letting me know it was okay. That didn’t happen. But I went down to UPS anyway. It’s 2 blocks away.
I got my package!
It’s SO pretty!
I got kind of choked up over the whole thing. David said, “Are you okay over there?” Oh, yes. Just trying to get a grip. I’ve never written a book before.
I started writing this book back in the summer when we lived in Amarillo. I was nearly finished when my computer melted down. The great guys at Westgate Computers were able to save all of my data, thank goodness!
But then I was kind of stuck. I didn’t have any motivation to finish the book even though my
annoying loving friends kept bothering asking me about it.
After we moved here last month, I decided I really should finish the book. One of my big goals as an adult has been to finish what I started and this was kinda of big.
I made up my mind to do it and gave myself a deadline of two weeks out. I knew I was close to being finished. When I finally put my mind to it, it was sort of embarrassing how quickly I finished it. Try two days not two weeks!
Then it was such a nerve wracking experience getting the ISBN number and placing the order for the book itself. Both websites are loaded with DANGER DANGER Warnings.
If you make a mistake this will cost you a whole lot more of your hard earned dollars!
Ha ha. Not really. But that’s how it looked to me.
I finally got that business all taken care of and I waited. Until yesterday when it was finally there at the UPS counter for me to pick up.
So…I love it. Did I mention how pretty it is?
I have lots of people to thank. My beautiful and wonderful friends Chickee and Suzy. If not for you two, I might not have finished. Thank you for your loving support and encouragement. Suzy, thank you SO much for the amazing foreword you wrote. My first thought upon reading it was “I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy”.
Thanks to Bryan from b|creative tulsa for my fabu headshot. It’s on the outside AND the inside of the book.
Without Scott Townsend teaching me how to tweet, I sincerely doubt this book would have ever been written. Twitter has opened so many doors to me it’s really hard to believe. Thank you, Scott!
And of course, last but not least, David. He’s really a good guy, you know? I’m sort of a handful and I know I’m noisy but he always believes in me and I appreciate his love and encouragement so much.
The website for the book is http://www.pageantsavvy.com and I’m super excited to begin adding photos of savvy pageant gals to it. Stop by if you’d like a book. It’s really pretty.