Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Galleys!


After waiting all day and thinking they weren't coming, they're here! I have my galleys for Bedtime Monster!



Our brave and trusty UPS man actually brought them to my house. It was our very first UPS delivery here. Usually we pick up our packages in town at the local mailing place. But the UPS man told me to just have stuff shipped to my house. They'll deliver anywhere, even on dirt roads with no street signs where their trucks scrape through the trees.



So, he braved the mud and delivered, and it was even after five when I seriously thought he had given up on finding me.




I was out walking the dog when the big brown truck popped up over the top of my driveway (it's really steep). I got to ride in the truck to my house. *Bonus* Ha ha. My son loved going into the UPS truck when he was about three. Every time we'd see it he'd go talk to the UPS man and get to go in and stomp around the back of the truck.

But I digress. My proofs are here!
I know I look serious:


But inside I feel like this:

(Yes, that's flower confetti.)

16 comments:

Aimee said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!


Congratulations!!

Mike Jung said...

Hooray, congratulations Heather!!!!!

Terry said...

Wonderful post! Wonderful news! I can already tell it is fabuloso (the kid is SOOO 'kidly' cute. I'm gushing. And, btw, I'd take the rutted roads and homemade bread and hand washed clothes anyday for that view.

Enjoy this...you've earned it.

Linda D. (sbk) said...

IT LOOKS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'M GOING TO GO TRY TO CALM DOWN NOW!!!!!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stella said...

Hooray, Heather!! The book looks awesome. I'm so excited for you. Congratulations.

Deb said...

Congratulations.....how COOL is that!! LOVE that last pic, lol!!

Dana said...

Wonderful! Your book looks gorgeous! Can't wait to read it.

Heather said...

Thanks guys!!! The galleys were approved for printing yesterday. It won't be long now!

That last pic is of me on my driveway. It's pretty, but sliding down it backwards in the car in the winter is a whole different kind of excitement.

Aisley Crosse said...

Congrats on the galleys! And on living in such a beautiful place, I'm so jealous!

Joanne Fritz said...

That's wonderful, Heather! Looks like an adorable book. Congrats!

paulgreci said...

Your book looks beautiful. Congratulations!!

paulgreci said...

Your book looks beautiful. Congratulations!!

Suzanne Santillan said...

Congratulations Heather. The Raven Tree Press group is wonderful to work with, enjoy!

Tee Brown said...

Love, love, LOVE the pics of your book!

Heather said...

Thank you all so much! I have the galleys sitting here next to me as I work on creating my website--and I'm still excited!

Heather said...

And Aisley-
It is beautiful here, but also a lot of work to live in a place like this. I suppose it's worth the trade-off, but sometimes when I'm tired I wonder. If you have a dishwasher and a washing machine I am certainly jealous of that!