Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Favorites - another milestone moment

So a delivery man leant very heavily on my door buzzer a few minutes ago. It's a very loud buzzer, so you don't really need to hold it down for longer than a second. But that's not important. The delivery is what was important.

A box. An ordinary cardboard box. A kind of heavy box. I signed, and brought into my office. The checkered logo on the side gave a hint...

I knew this was a moment I needed to capture for posterity. So I photographed the very first reveal, after the packing tape had been carefully sliced, one side of the cardboard peeled back...

And then I styled the next one, just so...

Goodness there are a lot of books in that one little box.

The mailing label says the box came from New York originally. I don't know what all the barcodes mean, but they're quite impressive.

Title: Cassie's Grand Plan
Author: Dark, Emmie
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Product line: Harlequin Superromance

And now I'm remembering that ages ago, I meant to record some of the witty things I wanted to write in the front pages of copies I'm going to give to the people who've been part of my journey. I've forgotten them all now.

Just going to sit and look at my box for a while.


  1. WOW - that is such a special moment indeed! ENJOY it!!! And how lovely is that cover. I cannot wait to read it :)

  2. Thanks Rachael -- It really is an exciting moment. You will flip out when it's your turn... ;)

  3. What a fabulously thrilling moment for you, Emmie.

  4. Aww... Congrats Emmie! Superromance is my favourite HMB line.

  5. Thanks Cheryl and Kez -- it's still a bit unreal, even though I finally have the book in my hands!

  6. Fantastic, Emmie! It's been quite a journey and you've worked very hard for this. I'm so proud of you for everything you've achieved. So you go ahead, sit and enjoy looking at that box filled with copies of your wonderful book. Might be time for some more bubbly and a chocolate or ten. You deserve it.

  7. Thanks Serena. I think there might just be a glass of bubbly in my very near future!

  8. That is absolutely wonderful Emmie. It gives me shivers just to think about how you must've felt opening that box.

  9. Emmie - Holy moly! I am beyond excited for you!

    In case I've never said it - you deserve this amazing opportunity.You're so talented and you put in such hard work. Enjoy every moment!

  10. Wow - this is such an exciting time and I'm thrilled for you :)

    As Serena said, you have worked so hard and you deserve this.

    I'm really proud of you and look forward to toasting your success with bubbles :)

    Can't wait to see your book in print, the cover is gorgeous!

  11. Thank you Margareta. Shivers is about right -- I wondered if I was going to cut myself opening it because my fingers were shaking!

  12. Thanks Robin and Joanne -- you both know the ups and downs that have been part of getting to this point! This was a definite 'up'!!

  13. Congratulations, Emmie!

    Your virgin delivery! May it be the first of many.

    Loved the step by step unvieling - very cool.


  14. Congratulations, Emmie!!!!! What a thrill. I remember when I held my first too - book and baby!!