Tuesday, September 28, 2010

AT LONG LAST!!!

Huzzah!!! It's out!  Birdie's book hits the shelves today!

Like any anxious mother, I hope the world will be kind to my latest creation
I have pansies to plant . . .and the corrected and revised manuscript of Under the Skin to return to my editor.
I won't see it again till it's in page proofs and I'll read through one more time, hopng to catch every last typo.
It's one of the many oddities of publishing that now, as I begin visiting book stores and libraries to talk about The Day of Small Things, it's Under the Skin that is fresh in my mind.



My heartfelt thanks to those of you who've suffered with me through the borning of Birdie's book. You have kept my spirits up when thing were difficult and you've been kind enough to follow me as I go roving to post on other blogs.  
A thousand thanks -- you all are great!  
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36 comments:

Marilyn said...

Congratulations! I have enjoyed every peep into the birth of your books that you have so kindly shared with us. It does seem strange that one book is just out and your mind is full of the next one. I am sure The Day of Small Things will be a great success, I wish you much joy.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Congratulations on your new release. You are amazing that you produce books as well as do all the other activities of your life -- and blog as well! -- barbara

Michele said...

Oh, congratulations - I am so looking forward to reading it. I preordered it on amazon.ca - I will be watching the mailbox. Thank you for tiding us over with the blog:)

Martin H. said...

Yes, congratulations, Vicki. Here's wishing, this, your latest book, every success.

It's not hard to follow you around. You leave a trail of such refreshing posts, as you go.

Reader Wil said...

Congratulations Vicki! It's great to give birth to these books of yours! I am looking forward to reading it! I wish you a lot of happiness and joy!
Thanks for sharing!

Pat in east TN said...

Congratulations Vicki! I'm with everyone else in wishing you success and thanking you for taking us along every bit of the way.

Alan Burnett said...

Excellent news Vicki. I look forward to getting a copy. Is it available in the UK do you know?

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

Woo Hoo!! It's a great day! XOXO

Elora said...

Congratulations, Vicki! You are simply wonderful!

Elora

Brian Miller said...

yay! congratulations! now i need to go find me a copy...smiles. always appreciate your insights into writing...

Merisi said...

Dear Vicki,
congratulations on the Birth of "Under the Skin"!
I am so happy for you and wish you and your new book all the success imaginable,
with fondest wishes,
Merisi

KarenB said...

Congratulations! You bring joy to many, many lives including mine, so if we can bring you even a small bit in return that is quite gratifying to hear.

Ms EM said...

It should arrive any moment now on my Kindle. CONGRATS! You're one of my favorite authors and I just love your blog posts! Your craft is wonderful and filled with goodness!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Congratulations Vicki. I wish you much success with both books. I'm not so sure I could handle wrestling with two books in my head at the same time. Maybe it's just a blonde thing.

I really enjoyed your visit to Meanderings & Muses yesterday. The photographs of the various women were amazing. There's nothing like a photograph to put a face on someone.
Sam

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks so much, you all!

Alan, I'm reasonably sure the books are available through UK Amazon.

Whew -- all this excitement. I think I'll go do the ironing that's waiting for me -- a perfect chore for a cool rainy morning.

Tammy said...

Yes! Today is the long awaited day! I hope the book sells fantastically for you--especially since we want many more books to come. :-) (p.s. I feel silly asking this, but did I win a copy of this book (signed by my favorite author) a long time ago, when you thought it was coming out much sooner? If not I'm ordering me one pronto!)
Tammy

Fay said...

Congratulations Vicki!! It's been a grand journey! I'm off to town to retrieve some of the copies that will be included in my holiday gift giving. I hope that John is going to fix you a fantastic celebratory dinner. Enjoy this day!

Deanna said...

Congratulations Vicki! I'm looking forward to reading it. I'm sure it will be a great success.

Eliane Zimmermann said...

congratulations - and celebrations! what a lovely cover. i just refused to sign my latest contract today, payment only one year after the release might be okay for first-time-authors but not anymore for me ;-))

Subby said...

Jus' gettin' ready to head over to B&N ;)

They'd better have my copy ready~LOL!

HUGS! :)

Mel said...

Congratulations! It has been interesting following this birthing through your blog. I look forward to reading your new babies, and wish you the best on the book tour, and with your newest baby.

Louise said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful feeling it must be to come to the end of a long journey and see your book finally hit the shelves.

Jessica said...

Love the cover! Congratulations - can't wait to read it.

Star said...

Congratulations! All that hard work now on the shelves. I hope you sell lots of them and get lots of wonderful comments on the contents.
Blessings, Star

NCmountainwoman said...

I just got back from Highland Books with my copy in hand. So I'll hold the baby for you for a while. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Markin said...

Your books are definitely available through Amazon UK, Vicki -- Day of Small Things is £5.11, and they were down to one copy when I looked that up. You have fans on both sides of the Big Big Puddle! :)

Miss_Yves said...

"Like any anxious mother, I hope the world will be kind to my latest creation "
A beautiful way to say that every new book is a like child for you!
Congratulations!

Byron Ballard said...

I am so proud of you--and am working from home today so haven't even really seen it yet. Miss Birdie, Miss Birdie...mmmm.

jennyfreckles said...

Congratulations! Hope your latest 'baby' enjoys huge success, and entices new readers to your other books too.

willow said...

I've watched in amazement, Vicki. A much deserved congratulations, my friend!

Vagabonde said...

I wish to add my congratulations. What an achievement. I am so happy that I won the book several months ago. I relish the time that I will spend with your book Vicki as your style is so engaging. Your characters are always appealing and the stories are the type I cannot put down.

Vicki Lane said...

It's in the mail, Tammy!

Well, Fay, tonight was my writing class from 6 to 8:30. Drat -- no time for celebration. But I am having a little glass of wine, now that I'm back home.

Thanks, Deanna!

No, Eliane, that doesn't seem right. I know that publishers everywhere are tightening their belts but still...

Big thanks, Subby and Mel and Louise and Jessica and Star!

Hope it lives up to expectations, NCMountainwoman!

There are lots of similarities, Miss Yves -- but with a book the labor lasts about a year -- for me, at least.

Thanks for the info, Markin!

Stopped by Accent on Books and signed stock before my class today, BB!

Many thanks, Jennyfreckles, Willow, and Vagabonde!

You know -- it's such fun sharing this excitement with my blog friends -- really makes it a celebration for me. Thanks and love to all of you!

dana said...

I see the manuscript on your table and can tell its been read and worn by the time you get it back. Do you reprint every page before returning it? And is rubber bands the way to go? It cheers me to realize that you seem to have a relaxed type of relationship with your agent. One like I, too, hope to eventually find some day.

Kat said...

Congratulations! Wishing you great success on your latest book.

Subby said...

Finally got my copy from B&N! Reads good so far ( up to chapter 7 )and I like how th' story is unfolding...

...won't say more, as I don't wanna spill...!

Hugs :)

Vicki Lane said...

Dana -- yes to the rubber bands -- no to the reprinting. I just make my marks in a different color pencil than my editor's black and the copy editor's green.

Thanks you, Kat!

And thank you, Subby! I hope you'll continue to enjoy it!