Sunday, February 12, 2012

Exciting News!!!

Yes!  I have something super exciting to tell you about!  I really can't believe it myself.

For all of you who have said I should write a book - this goes out to you!


A REAL book!  That will be ... gulp... PUBLISHED!  And then sold!  To people!  (I hope.)

How freaking crazy is that?!?!?!

I was approached by an author (Andrew Spencer) who got my blog link from a friend (thanks, Niki!).  He said that when he read it, he thought, "this should be a book."  Crazy!

So, we met a couple of weeks ago to talk about it.  A few days later he met with his publisher, then sent me this message:

Looks like we might should have another coffee date, given that you now OFFICIALLY have a book deal :-)

We met again last week to talk more details.  We put an outline together, and once that is final, he will take it to the publisher.  And if he's good with it, then we sign a contract.  Crazy!

Just crazy!

The book will have more details about things I didn't really feel comfortable blogging about.  The blog is a little intimate (at least it feels that way to me), which is why I left out some more private moments/thoughts/feelings, etc.  It will also include some details from my pregnancy with her (which I've never written about).  But, since it's a book - I will be more honest about that stuff and will include it.  I mean, if you're going to put yourself out there, might as well put yourself out there!  

So, during our meeting, Andrew tells me that the publisher will create a "sell sheet" to get the word out that the book is being written and is coming soon.  And that's when it started to sink in.  This might actually happen!

I'm keeping myself in check, though.  I mean, I know that things don't always work out they way you want them to.  Been there, done/doing that.  So, I know that something could happen that could prevent this whole thing from materializing.

But, in the meantime, it's pretty exciting to think about.

So, that's my big news.  And all the details I have so far.  Now to find more time...

Thank you for all your support!


Ang B said...

Oh Christy, how wonderful! I can't think of a more deserving story to be told. Congratulations!!

Beverley said...


If you need some one to read and review I will be happy to do that!

Ann said...

Exciting stuff!! xoxo

Sue Mitchell said...

I think this is wonderful! You have such a way with words and what an inspiration you can be to others going through such a life changing event that your family has (and still is.) I have always hoped you could one day do such a thing but didn't know how you would possibly fit it in. Good luck and by all means keep us posted on the progress!

Lisa B said...

Exciting news! Will definitely buy it.

Grandma said...

All I can say is HOW PROUD I AM OF YOU! I know you will do a wonderful job...OMG think of what Harlie will feel one day when she reads the much love one mommy can give...Congrats and much love and wishes for time and patience coming your way.

Susan said...

Congratulations Christy! I think that is fantastic! I can't wait to read it!

Veronica said...

Awesome! I know I'll be one of the first in line to get one. It sounds like it could get stressful so I will be praying for it to be very smooth. Sometimes God's plans really surprise us!