Monday, December 26, 2011

In Other News



Friday night Cory and I saw a movie and ate Thai for dinner. Then, with much garlic breath and excitement, we stopped by Staples to pick up the printed-off draft of my novel.

The girl laughed when we took pictures. I cringed at the thought that she might have read the first page. I know I would have.

Editing started today and it's got me nervous as a rooster, but hallelujah, I'm one big step closer.

To be continued...

72 comments:

  1. Oh that's SO cool! So So So happy for you! I LOVE reading your posts and cannot wait to read your novel. Congratulations!!!

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  2. How incredibly exciting! A dream is coming true!

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  3. Yee HAW!!

    So excited for you, for "us"..meaning all of your blog followers/fans. Yayy!!

    Thought of you on Christmas day.

    I know it sounds odd.

    Relax.

    I "layered with abandon" and saw your words in my head as I was doing it. I have no photographic proof, but I got a few compliments.

    I even sort of made my own belt for a black sweater that was..get this..LAYERED over two other shirts.

    Yep, I said two.

    I'm a changed woman!

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  4. Congratulations! I am so excited for you and for us readers.
    - Julia, Seattle

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  5. How SUPER exciting!
    Nice necklace! I reconize a good Haiti necklace when I see one. :)

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  6. Wow! You are on your way!!!!!!!

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  7. OMG!!! I am new to your blog. Please tell me when is this book going to be ready? Chomping at the bit!!!:)
    Will you discuss your adoption journey? Just starting mine....

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  8. So excited for you (and for all of us that get to someday read it).

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  9. I can't wait to read it. I know it's gonna be a big hit.

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  10. YAY and Congrats on these steps!!

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  11. Congrats!! What a great way to start a new year!!

    xo

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  12. Shannan, so excited for you!!! Can't wait to see those lovely words on a page. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    Mary

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  13. yes, yes, yes!!! and you told me it wouldn't be ready till 2014. ; ) can i reserve my copy yet?!

    ps. your layers have me swooning.

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  14. yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Am I allowed to one day state I am friends with an author? I will anticipate the pending news with much excitement for you. Once again...you make me so aware of how to truly live life.

    Cheers~
    e

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  16. A. YAY!
    B So glad you took a picture to document this!
    C. You look cute! Love the color combo!
    D. If you need an objective proof-reader send it my way! I promise I won't laugh!
    E. Can't wait to read the final product!

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  17. Wow, how EXCITING is that.

    May 2012 be filled with many blessings for you and your family.

    FlowerLady

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  18. holla!
    roosters are totally nervous, bless your heart.
    really, your outfit is making me nervous, hotness.
    bring it, farmgirl, with your fancy book and cutie fashion!

    love ya.

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  19. When do I get to put in for a signed copy...
    Go Shannan, Go Shannan, Go Shannan
    ~G~xo

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  20. oh, what great news! :)

    many congratulations ... your hard work and obvious talent are paying off! i am so happy for you!

    kathy

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  21. OMGoodness.
    I am so excited for you.
    Like so excited I just told Gary all about it.
    He isn't as excited as we are.
    He does think you are cool though.
    I told him you are just about the coolest girl i have ever known.

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  22. SOOOOOOOOO exciting!!! SOOOOOO excited for you! that's a whole lotta editing! can't wait to see this all come together!

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  23. Such exciting news! I cannot wait to hear more :)

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  24. So exciting and can't wait to read it!!!!

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  25. So very exciting, congratulations!! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy :)

    XOXO,
    Angie

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  26. Girly, you are GONNA be FAMOUS!!! LOL (WEll, I mean you already ARE of course... but this is BIG!) So stinkin proud of you... GO GIRL!!!

    I would have read the first page too. I mean, how could you NOT? LOL

    Merry Christmas Sweet Pea!

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  27. I'm so pumped! So, so very pumped! Your personal cheering section awaits you in rural Alberta! You go, Lady, in OH SO MANY ASPECTS! Hoping your holidays were so, very happy. Blessings to you and your fam!

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  28. How totally EXCITING!!! Can't wait to hear all about it and even get myself a copy!

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  29. Woah!!! A well and a book all at once?!? How thrilling!

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  30. I think we need a preview!?! I've been off blogs for a little while but I am back on and catching up with you and the family. I love the pajama picture. That's the kind of cuteness you need to remember for ever.

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  31. Can't wait for this! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! It meant so much to me! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

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  32. Oh my gosh Shannan!!! That is so exciting!!!! Congrats on making this first big milestone with your book!!!

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  33. YAY!!!!!! I am so happy for you. Writing a novel is such a labor of love. You've worked so hard and so long at this! You've got the hard part behind you, at least, as a writer myself(not novels), the editing part seems less stressful. I can't wait to hear more and I can't wait to read it!

    Also, I know she read the first page. I totally would have!

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  34. Two words. Rock. Star.

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  35. So stinkin' excited for you! The best part of this post was the "to be continued" line. Can't wait to see what God has in store ...

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  36. Your courage, determination, and just plain hard work are such an inspiration to me. Can't wait to get a copy!

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  37. Oh boy! This is gonna be good... ;)

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  38. so exciting for you! i can't wait to read it...

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  39. I think it's going to be fantastic and I can't wait to read it. : ) Love reading your blog. Your zest for life and the Savior is so uplifting. I can't help but to think it is such a boost for so many. It is for me. And I try to pass that along when I'm done reading each week. : )

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  40. Yah! So happy for you to be at this step of the process. Congratulations.

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  41. oh the joy that must be boiling up in your heart! congratulations!

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  42. Congratulations!!!!!I would have read the first page too!

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  43. Congratulations! I'll be doing the same thing when I get back home.

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  44. Squealing and dancing and yipee-kai-yai-yaying for you!!

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  45. YiiiiiiiiiiPPPPPPPeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    {that was me screaming in my best Jessie the cowgirl voice from Toy Story!!}

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  46. How exciting,I cant wait to read it!!!!

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  47. May the Lord richly bless your writings! Congratulations.

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  48. There's just something about seeing a person do what they were made to do on this here little earth of ours that is so very, very exciting. What an exciting road to be traveling down right now....journey on sister friend...journey on!!

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  49. whooaa! you are writing?! how inspiring. i really admire that.

    xoxo

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  50. HAPPY for you! (Can you tell I'm doing the catch-up thing tonight?)
    xo, Cheryl

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  51. That photo makes me giddy, what with that big ol' manuscript and picture-perfect layering of textiles. Awesomeness all around. And just so you know, I'm DYING to read it! Dying.

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  52. WOWZERS!! That is awesome and I can't wait to read it! Congrats!!

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  53. you have no idea how excited this post made me! I totally didnt see it coming either. I've said it before, but I'll say it again ... when the day comes I will be up on hilltops screaming out loud for anyone & everyone to come and buy this book. I. Can. Not. Wait! <3

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  54. I think you are hysterical - can't wait to read your book. Thanks for being a strong, funny, Christian lady.

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