Monday, September 10, 2012

This is the blog post in which I tell you that I've entirely finished my book.

I've entirely finished my book. 

I told you that I'd tell you this.  (The post's title entirely killed the suspense, didn't it?)

Sorry about that; I'm a bit excited.  So excited, in fact, that you might have heard the shout and the thud when I emailed the final revisions to my publisher.  The shout was triumphant.  The thud was me dropping to the floor in delirious exhaustion.

The dream to write this book hatched over five years ago.  I can't quite express how it feels to know that this dream will become a reality when Then I Became a Mother is finally released on October 20, 2012. 

What I'd most like to say is thank you to each of you readers.  You see, this blog provided the impetus for me to turn my abstract dream into something tangible.  I had talked about writing a book.  I had jotted down ideas and sent snippets of stories to a few friends in emails.  But until I began writing here at Pink Dryer Lint two years ago, I hadn't gotten serious and taken the necessary steps to make that book a reality.

Over these two years, though, your readership and support did something for me.  They convinced me that I had valuable things to say.

I absolutely cannot wait to share those things with you.  I guarantee that if you like this blog, you're going to love this book.

In these next few weeks, I'll be giving you some sneak-peeks.  I'll share the cover design with you.  I'll let you preview the video trailer.  I'll invite you to check out the website and read a sample.  As for now, I'll share my head shot with you.

For the record, this is the best I can possibly look.

I'd also like to ask you to partner with me.  Would you help me to spread the word?  You could tell your friends, share the news with a mom's group that you attend, or tell the women's ministry at your church.  You could post about it on Facebook.  If you're the author of a blog, I'd be delighted for you to write a review.

Let's talk!

Feel free to email me directly (robinkramerwrites@gmail.com) or leave a comment below if you'd be interested in sharing about Then I Became a Mother in any of these ways.

Above all, thank you.  You've helped me to write a book!

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26 comments:

  1. Congrats Robin!  I am so proud of you!  Can't wait to read it!

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  2. I needed a break from reviewing resumes - 231 for an admin position posted Friday. So I came here for my daily devotion/laugh/boost of confidence/place I come because it makes me smile and makes me feel good about being a Mum and a Wife.....and now I know what to tell my husband what I want for Christmas
    Congratulations Robin!
    How proud your girls and your husband must be
    How proud you must be of yourself
    And how proud I am to say I "knew" you when!
    I will certainly share you with all my Mom friends and wish you great success

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  3. Go, Robin, Go!  I'll mention it in my blog, buy a copy, and pin it!

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  4.  Not in that order, though.  :)

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  5. Love it!  And thank you so much, Amy! 

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  6.  Aw, Court, thank you!  I can't wait for you to read it!

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  7. Yahoo! Did you get my e-mail? 

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  8. Awesome! Congratulations on this achievement. 

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  9. Sure did, and I just wrote back to you.  You're the best!

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  10. so glad to know you! you inspire me!

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  11. This is deliriously wonderful news!  : )

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  12. Woo hoo!! I've been waiting 29 years for a status update like this! :) I knew you could do it!

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  13. AdventuresofthetriplebsSeptember 11, 2012

    I might be interested in writing about it on my blog once I have read the book…congratulations on achieving an incredible dream and goal! 
    Carmen
    www.thetriplebs.com
    www.beautifullychallenged.biz

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  14. Woo hoo! Go Robin! I've been waiting for your book to come out for 29 years. I always knew you could do it and I can't wait to read it! Love you! (amazing how time bends...we are only 25, right?)

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  15. Congratulations!
    Now I know what to tell Sean to get me for Christmas!!!!

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  16. Yay! Congrats on the book! Can't wait to read it!

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  17. Carmen, thanks so much!  I appreciate your support a great deal!

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  18. Wow, congrats-what a great accomplishment.  Can't wait to read it!

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  19. You totally know how to bring a smile to my face, Laura.  Thanks for your support and friendship!

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  20. KleemcternanSeptember 18, 2012

    I'd like to help you by posting it to my Facebook page.  Do you have a link I can add?

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  21. The book's website is still in creation, and I'll be sure to forward you the link once it's complete.  Thanks so much!

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  22. Hey! So exciting! What a great dream to come true! I would love to help you in any way I can! Do you have a cover image/button I could post on my blog? I'd also like to buy it as soon as I can - I can review it on my blog, not that I have a lot of readers :P  How EXCITING!!!!

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  23. Samantha, this is great -- thanks!  Once the cover design is released, I'll be sure to send it your way (with code) so you can place it on your blog.  Awesome!  (I'll be emailing you, too!)

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  24. You're so sweet!  THANK YOU, thank you, thank you!

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