Friday, November 14, 2014

A Possible List of Things I Might Have Done

Upon receipt of my advance hardcover copy of NO PLACE TO FALL in my mailbox yesterday morning.

  • giggled
  • cried
  • giggled again
  • grinned like a Banshee
  • carried it like a prize into work
  • worn a secret smile
  • shown it to some colleagues while laughing maniacally and saying, "oh my effing god, I wrote a book. Look. I wrote a book."
  • held it up to the sky and whispered, "I wrote a book, bitches."
  • sniffed every page
  • undressed it
  • thrust the spine in peoples' faces. "Look the ink is shiny." Look the cover is embossed."
  • shown a few students
  • giggled
  • read the first chapter in book form and thought, "whoa, random teenagers will be reading my book."
  • thought, "who am I now?"
  • giggled
  • carried the book around under my arm during planning period in the hopes of running into more hapless victims who I could shock by whipping it out and saying "look. my book."
  • laughed maniacally
  • snuck into the library, okay marched, and shelved it in alphabetical order just to see what it would look like
  • stared at it on the shelf for a long enough period of time that it became awkward
  • giggled
  • petted the shiny cover
  • held the shiny cover to my cheek
  • giggled
  • realized the day was one of the most amazing days of my life
  • celebrated with a cupcake. as one does.


  1. AAAAAAAH! Grinning, giggling, and crying (a teeny bit) with you, my friend!

  2. I sounds like you did EXACTLY what you were supposed to do! Congratulations!!! :D

  3. Add "took a selfie with it in my car" to that list...because I'm pretty sure you

    I laughed out loud (literally), when I read that you held it up to the sky and whispered, "I wrote a book, bitches." I'm kind of picturing you, standing in the hallway, doing that. A random student who's late to second period sees you, looks a little scared, and scuttles off to class, thinking to himself, "Thank god, she didn't notice I don't have a pass."

    1. Yeeeeees, there may have been a selfie involved. ;)

  4. I have the best friends. Love you all.

  5. Yes. I can't imagine anything more perfect. I am SO thrilled for you!!! I seriously cannot wait to read your words. Bitches better recognize! Ha. Cupcake cheers.

  6. Congrats! Sounds like a wonderful day:)

  7. AAAHHHH!!!! So awesome!! So happy for you, my friend!!!!!!!!!

    Wait...I think this calls for even more EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Huge congrats! I especially like all the carrying around and shelving in the library points.

  9. "held it up to the sky and whispered, "I wrote a book, bitches."

    I think this one is my favorite. And also cupcakes because you can't ever go wrong with cupcakes.


  10. I laughed out loud at the 'held it to the sky' bullet point. That was awesome!! =D Enjoyed getting to read about your range of emotions- I'd be doing the same!

  11. Ha! LOVE this post! I can practically feel your giddiness and enthusiasm from here. So cool!!! Congratulations, and best of luck with your release!!


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