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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Look What I Found in my Mailbox

Forgive the frizzy hair--it was a long day with many side trips into the rain. Also forgive the early-90s look of a t-shirt layered over long underwear. It was just that sort of a day. And forgive the glazed expression. It was probably close to midnight when we took that picture.

My first copy of the book arrived in the mail yesterday. So I guess this is really really real.

Also note that the publication date has moved up on Amazon. It's now May 1st. You know, just in case you were waiting to get your copy of the most scintillating read about infertility, adoption, and loss ever written. And I will be posting a tour/reading schedule once I know it because I want to meet all of you and this seems like the best chance.


A proper thank you to everyone who helped me with this by providing their story coming soon. But a pre-thank you before the formal thank you. I could not have done this without all of you.

83 comments:

Parenthood For Me said...

Yahhhh. How wonderful for you. I can't wait to receive it the mail and maybe get to meet you!!! How exciting, Mel.

loribeth said...

Eeek!! What a thrill that must have been!! I can't wait to get my copy, even sooner than I thought!

Enjoy!!

Jen said...

Hooray!!!! I cannot wait!

mylfieasitis said...

Congrats to you!

SS said...

Congratulations! Look forward to reading soon-

KLTTX said...

Very exciting. I just ordered my copy and can't wait to read it.

luna said...

huge congrats! and moving up the date too!

btw, I didn't notice any of those things you said to forgive. but I forgive you for saying them.

can't wait to read it!

IdleMindOfBeth said...

SO EXCITING!

And that book tour of yours better bing you to the Detroit area (Ann Arbor? Royal Oak?)!

Kymberli said...

I can't wait to get my copy! Is Savannah on your list of tours? Please say it is.

JellyBelly said...

congratulations!

N said...

Whoohoo! Congratulations!

sunflowerchilde said...

Congrats! I would have loved to order it through an independent bookstore, but saw that option too late. I had already ordered it on Amazon. In any case, I'll be happy to get it early!

WiseGuy said...

Wow oh Wow! Congrats on the first copy....Authoress!

Isn't it pretty to think so said...

Congratulations!!!

Searching for Serenity said...

Very exciting. Congrats!

Emily said...

Oh happy day! Congratulations!

Wordgirl said...

What a wonderful feeling -- congratulations Mel! The women who will benefit from this are so very lucky -- of course, we are all able to take advantage of the electronic form -- I have said it before and will say it again -- I would have never stayed sane in this last few years had it not been for Stirrup Queens...

XO

Thank you!

Pam

Jendeis said...

OMG OMG!! So exciting!!

Rebecca said...

OOOOH! YAY!!! The book AND you are beautiful!!! I'm marking my calendar for May 1st so we can buy Amazon out!

(please please please say you're coming to St. Louis on your tour???)

nishkanu said...

Congratulations!!

Lori said...

My copy is ordered, and I can't wait to put on my own long underwear overlaid with a t-shirt, frizz my hair, glaze my expression and view my own copy!

(Seriously, you look gorgeous, as usual.)

Woot! Must feel great, Mel! So very proud of you.

annacyclopedia said...

I'm having my second official cry of the day. I am just so happy for you, and happy for all the women and families your book is going to help. What a gift you've given to the world, and what a gift you ARE to the world. A million congratulations!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! That is AWESOME!!!!!

Heather said...

Congratulations--what an enormous accomplishment!!

Tara said...

Congratulations, Mel!

noswimmers said...

BIG congrats to you!!

Me said...

Woooohoooo! Hugest congrats!

Jill said...

WOOO HOOO!!!! Congrats!

LJ said...

SOOOO excited. This is pretty momentous stuff.

Kristin said...

Wooohoooo...this is so exciting! Does this mean we get it earlier if we have preordered it?

Brenna said...

Oh WOW! I can imagine how amazing that must feel. You're generating lots of buzz and excitement out here in IF land. Congratulations!!!

Molly said...

OMG, that is so AWESOME!!

serenity said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Awesome. Well done, Mel.

ultimatejourney said...

Congrats!!!!

Shannon said...

Wow thats awesome! Do you know when its being released in Canada?

Rose's Daughter said...

Congrats!! That's wonderful!

Caro said...

congrats

JamieD said...

Woo-hoo!!!! I am so excited for you and can't wait to get my own copy.

I hope your book tour makes a stop in the midwest - I would love to meet you!

Piccinigirl said...

congrats!!!!! so excited for you (wish you were doing a book signing in PA).
Mine is ordered and I can't wait til it shows up in my mailbox. :)

Carrie27 said...

Just a matter of weeks!!! YAY!!!

Fertilized said...

Congrats to your Huge Accomplishment!

Lani said...

woohoo!! congrats mel, that is so awesome. now go celebrate :)

kate said...

YAY! CONGRATS! So excited for you!

docgrumbles said...

Yay! Congrats!!!

Deb said...

Wowzas! How exciting! Congrats!

Jenn said...

Sincere CONGRATS - Cannot WAIT to read it. Looking forward to your tour!

HUGS

Jennifer said...

Congrats!! That must be such a wonderful feeling, to finally hold it in your hands. I can't wait to read it!

Cassandra said...

Yee-haw! It's really real!

Jennifer said...

Great news! CONGRATS!!!!

Clare said...

Congrats! Im so gonna order that asap!

Vee said...

That's funny, I was just thinking about your book yesterday and wondering when it would be out and tadaaa ! here it is !

I am so excited for you !

My Reality said...

How exciting! And soon, we can all have on in our mailboxes!!

ms. c said...

Wowitywow!
Mazel tov, Mel! Can't wait for my copy!

Another Dreamer said...

Woohoo!!!

Billy said...

congratulations :-).

Erica said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting! I can't wait to go out and buy it. :) Hopefully I'll get to meet you, that is if you tour near Philadelphia.

My Endo Journey said...

Okay, I am rather new. So, this is your book? I'm intrigued. And, congrats!!

Katherine said...

That is so exciting!!! I can't wait to get a copy!

meinsideout said...

sweet! and you looked beautiful!

Cara said...

Oh Mel - what a wonderful TANGIBLE reminder of how amazing you are!!!

So excited for you and the next step that this means!

ms.bri said...

I can't even imagine how excited you must be! Yay!

Lisa said...

Congratulations, Mel!!!!

Kathy said...

YAY MEL!!! This is so exciting, awesome, cool!!! That must have been such an amazing feeling to hold and thumb through a real published copy of your book for the first time! That rocks that they moved up the date! I can't wait to get my copy! So happy for and proud of you!!! WAHOO!!! YIPEE!!! CONGRATS!!!

'Murgdan' said...

You GO girl! That's so cool.

Jess said...

CONGRATS!!!

Paz said...

This is so exciting!! (So when will my copy arrive from Amazon? I can't wait)

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!

Bea said...

Ooh! It looks just like a real one!

May 1st, eh? And I was thinking of placing an Amazon order around the start of May, too... what is the universe trying to say?

Bea

battynurse said...

Whooohooo!!!! How exciting.

Christy said...

How exciting! I love the look of pure joy on your face. Congratulations!

Queenie. . . said...

In fact, I AM waiting for it, and I'm wicked excited that the pub date has been moved up on Ama.zon (my copy is already bought). Congratulations!

Callie said...

Congratulations!! I'm headed over to Amazon now. Can't wait for the tour!

Lyrehca said...

Woo hoo! Mazel tov!!!

chickenpig said...

Congratulations on your new "baby" :) Fingerboard!!!!!!

Meghan said...

Hurray!!!!!!! How exciting that must have been for you

Polly Gamwich said...

Congratulations!! You must be so excited :) I can't wait to get a copy. And btw - you looked adorable :)

Mary said...

THAT'S AMAZING!!!

Aisha said...

Congrats!

I just went through my first m/c after over a year of TTC and your blog has always comforted me at low moments.

I'm glad for your success.

Denise said...

OMG! I need a copy! Oh lord, and I have yet to recover from reading Pamela Jeanne's book.

Still, I NEED A COPY! Covet! Covet! Covet!

And congratulations, how wonderful.

loribeth said...

I have nominated you for a Sisterhood Award! Details on my blog!

Dora said...

Awesome! Mine's pre-ordered. A friend who reads my blog asked me about the link to it on my sidebar. She was interested in reading it so she could understand what her friends struggling with IF are dealing with and so she wouldn't say the wrong thing!

luna said...

just wanted you to know I finally pre-ordered my copy. and I expect it to be personally signed at your first nor-cal book signing. soooo, when is that going to be?

so. excited. for. you.

now, what is this smut of which you speak?

Natalie said...

Oh now that is exciting!!

Chelle said...

congrats!!