Monday, June 18, 2012

Surreal

Wow! What an awesome weekend. I was SO overwhelmed with all of the sweet comments I received on Friday. You guys are so awesome and supportive! Thanks to everyone who posted my cover on their blogs, facebooked it, tweeted it and shared it in some way. I am so grateful to you guys helping me get the word out. :)

This book is my baby. It's the third book I ever wrote, but the first one where I really felt like a real writer. It's different, (obviously, judging by the fairy on the cover), fun and I can honestly say I've never read another book like it. That's one of the big reasons I didn't give up on it.

I never thought I'd be at this point. I never thought I'd actually get a book cover or plan a launch party or hold my own book in my hands. It's so crazy how things work out sometimes.

So, what to do in the meantime? Write. I'm working on my sequel and hopefully will have it finished in a few months. I have several other ideas I'm dying to write as well. I want to make a career out of this. Maybe. I can hope. And not like a millionaire with books that everyone loves. I write for me. If people like my book, that will be awesome. Hopefully at least a few of you will. :)

Have you ever NOTgiven up on something and had it work out?

Also: My fabulous friend Crystal designed my blog. If you need a blog makeover, she's AWESOME! She's also an amazing photographer. Check out her blog, here. ;)

15 comments:

Morgan said...

I'm just coming from Leigh's and saw the cover... Chantele, I'm sooooo stoked for you! And I LOVE it when good things come from hard work. Definitely worth it ;)

Cassie Mae said...

I can't even imagine how you are feeling. I fantasize about getting where you are at, but that's all it is. So I totally know what you mean! Like you don't know if you'll wake up or something. :)

But yay! It IS happening! Wahoo!!

J. A. Bennett said...

Love the new look. I'm still so happy for you. I just know your book is going to be epic!

Katie Dodge said...

You deserve all this good stuff! Can't wait to get your book in my hands!!!

Patti said...

It's so great that this book you loved is finally going to be available for all of us to read. Congratulations again.

Emily R. King said...

Love the new header! :)

I'm glad you're still working hard, Chantele. It does pay off in the end.

Jenny Morris said...

I'm so happy for you. ;0)

And I'm not giving up on writing. I know I will do it forever. No matter what happens with my career.

Meredith said...

Yay! Congrats! Good luck with the sequel!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the cover - good luck with it!! :) Exciting times!

Jessie Humphries said...

Oh heck yes, the new header is so awesome! I adore it.

Carrie Butler said...

I love the new look! :D

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

My internet has been so lame-o that I haven't been able to comment on your AWESOME cover. (Yes, dial-up speeds and blogger aren't the best of friends) But right now it's going strong so I wanted to pop in and say AWESOME COVER!
Oh Chantele I'm so excited for you!!
I already ran over to Amazon to pre-order it and it's not there yet BUT you better believe when it is, I'll be the first(ish) one to pre-order. :)

Shallee said...

I'm so glad you didn't give up. :) Sometimes, you just believe in something enough that you KNOW it's going to work, and I'm glad for you that it did!

Nicole said...

Way to not give up! Sticking to your dreams is so powerful, and I'm so glad it's all coming true for you!!

Leslie Pugh said...

The cover is so cute! I'm looking forward to reading it and I'm so excited by your success!