Monday, December 8, 2008

One day to go!!! And my mantra...

             In case you're wondering, this is NOT me.

Hola Bloggy Friends!

One short-and-long-at-the-same-time day to go before my little heroine, Sherry, is out in the world.

I'm trying really really hard to enjoy each and every second of this experience. Until I get all caught up in the worry and the freakiness of book signings (I have abominable handwriting) and readings (I have this cough that won't vamoose) and the million and one things that need to get done (I have a to-do list the length of Yonge Street**).

And then I just slap myself upside the head (mentally, of course because, come on, I'm not a total nutcase!) and say (inside my head because, like I just said, I'm not a total nutcase): This is the one and only time in your life you'll have a first book released. This is a dream come true. Get over yourself, Ms. Worry-Wart Summy. Have fun.

So that, my dear friends, is my mantra for the week: Have fun.

You will NOT hear me saying things like "I gotta get caught up on the laundry" or "Hey, family, here's a home-cooked meal" or "I paid all the bills today and vacuumed and dusted and tidied and hemmed that pair of jeans that's been in the basket for a year". No sirree. In fact, I may not say those things next week either.

So, I am off to have fun. I wish more of you were here with me to keep me on track.

Come visit the Class of 2k8's blog where I'm the star for the entire week.

And a loud shout-out to TeensReadToo for a lovely lovely review and FIVE stars and for posting said lovely lovely review on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. Thank you!

And another loud shout-out to Bookworm Readers who gave I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES an A rating. Thank you to you too!

One last practice of the mantra: Have fun. Have fun. Have fun.



**a very very long street in Toronto. It may even be the longest street in the world, but I don't have time to check this fact for you. Not that you don't deserve conscientious blogging; it's truly a time thing.

22 comments:

Vodka Mom said...

I am SO excited for your, and can't wait until that happens to ME!

Enjoy it all, sister. screw the laundry.

keri mikulski :) said...

Enjoy!

Chris Eldin said...

Great mantra!! Enjoy life and look for the moments that make you smile.

Enjoy!!

Bee said...

I've just put you on my "Blogger Book Boost" and I'm going to order my copy (signed, of course) today!

Have fun with this, publishing princess!

doggybloggy said...

how exciting for you!!!!

Christine M said...

How exciting! Enjoy every second!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Much success and happiness.

Patti said...

as i tried to sleep last night i thought of you and wondered if we were tossing and turning and awake together.

couldn't happen to a nicer gurl. holla!

Stacy said...

Congratulations and have a wonderful release week!

Great reviews!

brian_ohio said...

The time just flew by!

Gina Black said...

I got an email last night that said Amazon had shipped the book! (And I *would* have bought from a local indie but there is no local indie where I live now.)

JaneyV said...

I got my copy at the weekend. (I was away and it was waiting when I got back). I've had a sneaky peek but I want to give it to daughter for Christmas so I'm trying to read without making it look like it's ever been opened. That's a trick - I tell ya.

If I ever make it to San Diego I'll take it with me on the off-chance I bump in to you and I have a pen handy.

I'm thrilled for you! Have fun!

beckylevine said...

Have INCREDIBLE Fun! Up those children's allowance for one week and tell THEM to do all those chores. YOU ARE A WRITER. :)

~Virginia~ said...

i highly agree with your mantra! :) fun it is! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Yes, have fun. I'm much like you. I let worry too often suck the joy out of things I should enjoy. But I'm trying to be better and you are an inspiration.

Barbara Martin said...

Having fun is the better part of life and should be enjoyed. Put worry aside in this shining moment of your life. You deserve it!

Let this be an inspiration for the rest of us.

Maureen McGowan said...

Can't wait to get my paws on a copy!

Beth Yarnall said...

I can't wait to buy it! I might just have to pick up a copy for my niece too! Congratulations!!!!!!

Larramie said...

You'll be great Barrie and Sherry will be even better.;)

Btw, Amazon shipped all my pre-ordered copies on Sunday so the books should be delivered to their appointed destinations tomorrow!

gabe said...

The eve of the big day, the eve of the rest of your life as a published author - wow - have fun! May the road ahead be long and awesome!

Tiddly Inks said...

Awww, congratulations and I hope you enjoy. May it be a smashing success.

PS: Glad the little chameleon is gonna make it. :)

Sarakastic said...

This is such a huge accomplishment, enjoy it!