Carrie Harris | Young Adult Author

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Launch Day Play-by-Play

Ever wonder what it's like to see your first book go out? I kept a running file open and live blogged it, only I didn't post it live, so maybe it's an undead blog? Either way, here's what it was like for me...

*gets up way too early because of excitement, bypasses dirty dishes and messy floor, goes straight to computer*

Oh, YAY! More Night of the Giving Dead auction bids! YOU ARE AWESOME PEOPLE. I AM SENDING YOU PSYCHIC HAPPY VIBES.

*writes blog post, begins soda consumption despite the fact that it's only 7:30 in the morning, because coffee makes me even more hyper. Scary, eh?*

ZOMGWKFGRDFSYSERYT$EAAEW!!!! Megan Bostic zombified herself on Facebook! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Wait a tick...a whole slew of people did it? IS THAT A PLUNGER IN HER HEAD?!?! I am crying over zombies, and that makes me laugh, and the result is NOT PRETTY AT ALL. Holy crapsticks. I have the coolest friends in the whole entire world.

Yes, son, I'm crying over zombies. This shouldn't surprise you.

I still can't get over that plunger.

I have officially become one of those annoying twitter people who types everything in all capital letters.

Whoops. I got so distracted by all the messages...and pictures...and PLUNGER that I forgot I'm supposed to be stalking my book on Amazon. Gotta get on that.

SOMEONE BOUGHT IT IN A STORE! LIKE, A REAL ONE! AND THEY PAID MONEY FOR IT! AND IT WAS ON THE SHELF! AND NOW I'M HYPERVENTILATING!

Daughters, please don't hit each other in the head any more. I need to get back to freaking out over this book. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

Okay, so maybe it's time to take a freak out break. I think I'll watch some Strong Bad emails. Because they are awesome.

Belated lunch. Slightly disappointed that my B&N doesn't carry the book, but there's another one across town that does! I WILL STALK THEM TOMORROW.

My cheeks hurt from smiling too much. Someone say something mean before my cheeks fall off! Actually, don't, because I'm hyperemotional right now.

Yes, I will color princess pictures. Maybe my cheeks will stop hurting.

Didn't work.

I will not read reviews. I know I'm not supposed to read reviews. I will not do it. I have the self-control of a...self-controlly thing.

Who am I kidding? Maybe I'll start with reviews from people I know. They'll be gentle, right?

THANK YOU FOR BEING GENTLE, PEOPLE I KNOW.

I am ordering pizza for dinner. There will be no cooking in the Harris household today, because I am busy basking in the awesome! I'll only have one first debut day, right?

First official shelf picture, courtesy of KM Walton!

I really want to go out and strike up a random conversation with somebody, like in Target or something, and ask them what they do for a living so they will ask me. And then I can say, "Yo. I'm a published author!"

I can't believe I just said YO.

Actually, I can.

If you can't tell, it's getting toward the end of the night, and I'm really slappy and exhausted and thrilled and grateful and so so so SO happy.

I could totally get used to this.

13 comments:

Tere Kirkland said...

You should have just kept yourself busy building that zombie unicorn sculpture out of popsicle sticks, then you wouldn't have noticed the time pass...

Congrats on just plain enjoying your release day! Chinese tonight? ;)

Emily White said...

Yay!!!! I'm so excited about this and am definitely buying your book today! I feel like I've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting and now it's finally here!! :D I even blogged about it, I'm so excited. :D :D :D

Marsha Sigman said...

You are freakin' awesome, yo.

K. M. Walton said...

Carrie Harris, published author, YO, you're book has taken the spot as the "book that never left my hands until it was done" book. Good lord I loved it. Loved Kate. Loved the hilarious writing. Loved the suspense. Loved the ew zombie parts.

Yah-freaking-hoo. Enjoy the ride my friend. This book is going to get talked about....

Lesley said...

Haha, you're so awesome. I love your Launch Day excitement.

You watch Strong Bad? That's so cool! I have the box set so I can watch them all on my tv. :)

Congrats again! Can't wait for my sekrit copy so I can finally gush and tell you everything I heart from it.

beth said...

AH! Now I'm wishing I'd thought to turn myself into a zombie!!!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

SO happy and excited for you, Carrie! Launch days are wild. Mine last summer lasted 18 hours while I partied on my blog and wrote a gazillion emails and comments - while I was packing to leave the next morning for two weeks for a family reunion and a launch party at the King's English in Salt Lake City - and then the car had to go in the shop - and then my agent called with some funky news about a manuscript my editor had just read and it was THE craziest day EVER!!!

So glad you got to have a FAB day - and it's always a great day when you get to order pizza and not cook, eh? ;-)

linda said...

This sounds amazing! Congratulations! :D

Taylor Lynn said...

Haha, you sound totally hyper. With good reason to be - CONGRATULATIONS! Don't worry, when I'm a published author at some point I'll probably be just as hyper and stalkerish. xD Hehehe. :D Hugs, Miss Published Author!

Katelyn said...

I am SO GLAD that your release date turned out awesome! But with a slew full of Twitter/Blogger/Author people turning themselves into zombies, how could it not be? Ordering your book tomorrow! Again, congrats!
-Katelyn
a.k.a. Uber cool blogger with the plunger stuck in her head!

Ray Veen said...

Very cool blog post, Mrs. Harris. I felt elated just reading it.

Suzanne said...

Yo, congrats, congrats, congrats!! I dream of having a launch day myself. Mine would also not include cooking or cleaning.

You are rad.

Carrie Harris said...

I love you. Like twue wuv, only without the Humperdinck or the marriage or the Dread Pirate Roberts. I'm a little upset about that last bit.

 


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