I started writing my first book in May of 2001. (Blessedly, this is a different book. I'm not that slow)
January 9, 2013, I get to hold my work in my hand - with a dust jacket and everything.
Emanuel Church has a donate button on their website, if you'd like to help.
See also the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
A bottle and two books? That's going to be hard to drink.
Good luck with that... these people and their weird traditions.
Congrats! You've earned it!
Don't Fear Failure.
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn" -- Alvin Toffler.
"The heights of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night" -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The cover's beautiful! Congratulations!
Ordering details - please. I'm dying for this one.
No, I'm not... I got something in my eye.
Verely wherefore thou dost be mine,
That be Reasonne whye i walke yon Line
-- Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Cashman's Tale"
Not every poem requires a saw.
Congratulations, Jamie! You've worked damned hard for this, and it's a moment well-deserved.
A wonderful accomplishment and long deserved. Congrats, Jamie. You did it!
The Girl They Sold to the Moon (NEW RELEASE)
Planet Janitor Site.
Wonderful! Must be a memorable moment. Congratulations.
'Everything you want is on the other side of fear.' Jack Canfield
Looks like you got everything you need there...
Imma join you in a bit. West Coast timezone, you know.
Seriously, Congratulibations. Happy, happy, happy, that's what I am for you. Coocoocachoo!
Write. Edit. Rinse, repeat.
Edit with your head, write with your heart.
That is wonderful news! I saw your book at the top of AW when I signed in. Enjoy your celebration, you earned it.
Rejection isn't failure. Failure is giving up. Everybody gets rejected, it's how you handle it that determines where you will end up.
Congratulations! You are living the dream.
Oh, AWESOME! This is so great to read right now, I am happy for you - and had to post that this was precisely the inspiration I needed.
thank you for that.
Who's a clever girl, then? Many, many congratulations! Well done!