View Full Version : I have an ARC!!!

05-03-2007, 09:07 PM
Yay!!!! It is SO exciting! It looks like a real book and everything! I've only received the one at the moment (you can read the tale of what I call the pre-ARC), but in a few weeks I'll get more to send off as I please. It is SOOOOOOOOO cool! I just, man, it's just so cool!

Anyway I put some pictures up on my blog (I feel like a mother documenting each event in her child's life), and tell the story in full if you are interested: www.ididntchoosethis.blogspot.com


Okay, ehem, okay. Calm now.

05-03-2007, 09:10 PM
Yay! And I get to be the first the post a congratulations!

I'm so happy for you. This is such a WOW moment!!!!

David McAfee
05-03-2007, 09:11 PM
Wow! That is too cool, Adrienne! Why be calm? If I ever get to that point, I am going to be dancing through the office like Johnny Appleseed on Crack, dropping comments about my ARC everywhere I go. Be excited. be giddy. You have every right to, and you've certainly earned it.

So much success happening here in AW. Sure is nice to see. :)

05-03-2007, 09:12 PM
Whoo Hoo! Congrats!

Why do you have to calm down? You should continue to jump up and down. Dance in the street. Shout from the rooftops.

::pick your own order of preference::

Soccer Mom
05-03-2007, 09:14 PM
What David said! :D

Here, I'll start the party off for you:

:hooray: :snoopy: :partyguy: :thankyou: :banana: :Jump: :PartySmil :TheWave: :e2woo: :e2cheer: :e2bear: :e2dance: :e2headban

Claudia Gray
05-03-2007, 09:42 PM

05-03-2007, 09:55 PM
fantastic cover. and very "series of unfortunate events" :)

Calla Lily
05-03-2007, 09:56 PM

:hooray: :snoopy:
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05-03-2007, 10:10 PM
That is just terrific! Congratulations!

05-03-2007, 10:33 PM
Congratulations! :thankyou: You're an inspiration to those of us dying to be there! Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate! :PartySmil

05-03-2007, 10:37 PM
Welcome to the craziness... it's just the beginning! Enjoy the ride. :D

05-03-2007, 11:00 PM
Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you everyone SO much!! The support here is just crazy!!! But Maestro, I AM so enjoying the ride. I can't believe they let me on the ride in the first place, but I'm here now and shouting as loud as anyone!

You all rock so much, you know that right?!

05-03-2007, 11:09 PM
Very cool! Congratulations!!

05-03-2007, 11:41 PM
Wow!! It all just looks so darn...well... REAL!! Congratulations. That's really super.

05-04-2007, 12:00 AM
Congratulations! The cover looks fantastic.

05-04-2007, 12:04 AM
That's super, Toothpaste and congrats. Hope it's a bestseller!

05-04-2007, 12:50 AM
Awesome! :partyguy:

We're so proud of you, Adrienne. :)

05-04-2007, 02:56 AM
Gawd, I love that cover. It's so juicy.

Anya Smith
05-04-2007, 03:02 AM
Wonderful. Congratulations.:)

05-04-2007, 03:34 AM

05-04-2007, 03:50 AM
Congratulations, toothpaste!(Love that user name.)
I wish you the best. Many, many sales when the book hits the shelves!

05-04-2007, 03:55 AM
OMG! That is too, too, too cool! I think that receiving your first ARC has got to be one of the best moments in the whole publishing process (not that I've experienced it or anything...)

But seriously-- WAY TO GO, ADRIENNE!! :D :D :D

05-04-2007, 04:22 AM
nice! congrats!!

Saundra Julian
05-04-2007, 04:36 AM
Too cool, congratulations! I wish you many, many sales!!

05-04-2007, 05:00 AM
That is too exciting!!! :hooray: The cover looks so good. After reading the back, I want to know what happened to Mr. Underwood. I hope Alex can rescue him!

05-04-2007, 08:40 AM
The cover looks wonderful. I would be bouncing off the walls. Congratulations.

05-04-2007, 05:45 PM
The cover is beautiful. This is so exciting. Since I joined AW so many of the writers here have been successful in getting representation and/or published. It is very inspiring. Your book looks exciting. Congrats on the success.

05-04-2007, 06:07 PM
And thank you all again!! It really is neat isn't it to watch the progress of everybody here. Anyone who thinks that getting published is a big mystery, hasn't researched the publishing industry. Yes there is a lot of luck involved (and my word I've been really lucky), but luck favours the prepared and it can't just be an accident that so many people here go from "critique my query" to "I got an agent" to "I got a deal!" It's really really awesome!

oarsman - I'm glad you're curious! You'll just have to buy the book to find out!

05-04-2007, 07:40 PM
oarsman - I'm glad you're curious! You'll just have to buy the book to find out!

Yes, I am curious! The Barnes and Noble web site says I have to wait until August 22nd. That's over 100 days! What am I going to read over the summer?

05-13-2007, 01:30 AM
Wow, I miss so much when I'm gone from AW for a few days! Sorry for the belatedness of the congrats, but this is GREAT!:snoopy::snoopy::snoopy: The cover looks amazing.

You are aware you're now obligated to provide everyone at AW with an ARC, right?;)

05-13-2007, 01:55 AM
I've been out of the loop for awhile, so I'm a little late here, but congratulations Toothpaste! :snoopy:

05-13-2007, 02:10 AM
Aw thanks guys, and you are seriously not "late" at all, I'm still over the moon about the whole thing and carry it around in my purse wherever I go!!

Oh and special thanks for all the Snoopy dances! Love them Snoopy dances!

05-13-2007, 03:39 AM
That is really awesome. Congrats!

05-13-2007, 05:04 AM
Hoo-ah! :D

05-13-2007, 07:15 AM
Congratulations you lucky, wonderful, talented author you! (BTW, I am so coveting your cover design . . . well, not really, because it has nothing to do with my book, but it is an EXCELLENT cover design!)


05-13-2007, 07:49 AM
That is so awesome. Congrats!