I knew they were en route so I actually drug my pregnant body off the couch and made the long, arduous, uphill-both-ways-in-the-snow (read: 1/8 mile) trek to the end of my driveway three times throughout the day. And after each trek, I found my mailbox empty.
I finally left for a birthday party at 3:30 with no books in sight, only to get a call from my mom (she lives next-door) a few minutes later that the Fed-Ex truck had pulled up minutes after I left. Two big boxes were waiting for me. Let’s just say I was antsy to leave the party.
Anyway, when I finally got home and tore open the boxes, I just stood there for a few minutes, not even sure what to do. There it was: My book, 100% complete, 100% edited, 100% done and 100% real. It was an amazing feeling.
Anyway, I’ll be posting pictures of me with my first copy later (I have to take a shower and at least comb my hair first) and I asked Jody Hedlund‘s permission to steal her idea and post a slideshow on my blog of all of my friend’s first sightings of my book. So, if you see my book in a bookstore or it arrives at your house (I got word this week that Amazon is shipping already!), please email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put it up.
Question: If you’re an author, what did you do with your author copies? If you’re not, what would you do?