Sunday, April 19, 2009

Work Work! Get to work, work - Watch me get my arse to work now!

Good Morning Everyone, or maybe by time you stop by it's afternoon, or evening. Just wanted to stop in and tell you all that I'm reading your comments and they are giving me the biggest smile....thank you.

(the bluebird of happiness in the photo)

Today, I put my mind in the frame of "Get. Your. Arse. To. Work. Right. Now." -- the first signing is done. My YIPPEEE BOING BOING is over. Time to put my feet back on the ground and get busy.

Virginia Kate waits. She still has her story to tell. Last night I thought of a new opening scene. I'll file that away for now. I'll get through the entire first draft and make any changes (oh, the first draft I have was written before I made many changes to Tender Graces - so it's a mess!), and once I get through the entire thing, I'll know if that opening scene still works.

I have received emails from you who are reading VK (or comments!) and enjoying her - thank you. My friend Mike wrote and told me how his wife Tanya didn't want to put down the book and read it late into the night - and that she laughed and cried. I replied how I loved it that she laughed, and was it so wrong that I loved it that she cried? *grin* - but, what a compliment! All of you comments and emails are major huge wonderful glorious compliments to me, and to the words, the language, to Virginia Kate. I can't thank you enough.

I even stopped my running to Amazon to see if there were any new reviews *laughing* - I figure that things will work out as they will. I also think in this way: I have already achieved the goal I had dreamed about: Getting my words in my hands; getting my words in your hands; having a signing in my little mountain town; giving VK a voice that others besides me and a few readers can hear. So, everything else is langniappe....oh, Angie, I've been away from South Louisiana too long - is that how you spell Langniappe....?

Thank you all -- if you look at those photos below, you can see the joy - that's how you can picture my face when I read your words about my words....*MUWAH*


Debbie said...

I finished TG last night. It was amazing Kat. Really. I loved every little word and detail. And now I want to start it again because I am afraid that in my excitement, I read too fast and missed some important details. I wish I was still in a book club and could share it with them. I'd love to discuss it with a group of women. Thank you for it.

Patresa Hartman said...

get to work!

Jessica said...

What great compliments you're getting!

Now, can you please stop posting all these lovely nature pics? You're making me jealous. *grin*

Sandra Leigh said...

Looks like Spring is busting out all over North Carolina, too - isn't it wonderful?

I assure you that as soon as I get my hands on TG, I'll cheer so loudly, you'll hear me all the way up on your mountain. Then I'll read it, and I'll go sing its (and your) praises over at Amazon. I can't imagine not liking your story, Kathryn.

Jill of All Trades said...

I received my copy Friday. I can't wait to start it.

Marcy said...

I love the all the pics (including the ones of the signing). We're slowly getting green here in Montana. Slowly but surely spring will join us.

amy said...

kat, i've been out of the blog loop for many weeks due to various (and sundry) incidents. but i just wanted to comment: yay! your book is out!! after i finish here, i'm getting me a copy! i'll let you know when i finish it...can't wait!

also, all of the pictures, especially the ones from your signing, put a HUUUUGE grin on my face. so exciting!


Stephen said...

Dear Kathryn, More than words can tell. Smile! Thoughts and prayers for Angie and her family. Love the More signing pics and
As ever be well

Terri Tiffany said...

I love hearing the joy in your voice! I checked my shipping information and your book was in Jacksonville Friday so I should hopefully have it in my hands today! ANd I have no other books to read so yours will be read immediately!! Can't wait!

Missy said...

Such beautiful pictures....thank you so much for sharing!

Wendy said...

What a thrilling, joyous time for you. Yay! :) It's so nice to see someone bursting at the seams.