Sunday, April 26, 2015

Are they here yet?

Yes, they are!!

What are "they"? My books, of course!

The first print run of my first novel Liam Darcy, I Loathe You arrived in Cedar Fort's warehouse last week, while I was in California. I was so excited to see them that I snuck into work yesterday—on a Saturday!—to spend a little time just basking in the glow of all those awesome yellow covers.

(And to take pictures for you guys. Because I love you.)

Here they are, all boxed up on a pallet in the warehouse.

And here's some more, on another pallet.

And here's a copy I found sitting on my desk. Do not judge my desk's messiness. I've been gone for a week. (But really, it always looks like this. Except without the candy. I eat that.)

Too often I forget to celebrate my accomplishments because by the time I actually achieve a goal, I've already set five more in my head. I tend to be a little too future-oriented—always thinking about what I want to do next.

I'm sure I'm not the only person who does this. If this is you, you know what it's like to jump from project to project, always pushing yourself to be better in one way or another. But from one future-oriented-person to another, I'm reminding you to pause every so often and reflect on the things you've accomplished.

Resist the urge to make a list of all the things you want to get done in the next year, and instead make a list of all the things you've achieved in the past year. I think you'll be surprised by how much you've already done.

Seriously. Celebrate. You are awesome!

In other news, I hope to see you all at Women's Conference (all three of you that are reading this) at the BYU Store this Thursday, (4/30) from 9:00 to 11:00 am, where you can get your first sneak peek at this book in person before it's even available in stores. I'll also be signing copies of Tiny Talks and giving away a copy of Liam Darcy, I Loathe You to one lucky fan.

(I love how I say that like I have fans. Hahahaha.)

Oh, and in case you didn't hear, I made a website: I promise it'll look better as soon as I figure out what I'm doing. Wish me luck!

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