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on January 28, 2009 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 20 comments by

Here it is!  Yay!


A few comments about this picture- yes, my face is really red, mainly because of how Mac camera lighting works.  And, well, because I have on a turtle neck and Frothy is FULL OF PEOPLE so it’s a little toasty.  Secondly, I know it’s time to paint my nails again.  Sheesh. Back off.  Thirdly, I know this is dorky to do, but Betsy is sitting with me and I warned her first.  I don’t know why that makes it less dorky, but maybe it does.

Here’s Jason reading a little blurb I wrote about his job.


Oh, I guess I failed to mention that as soon as I printed the book out, I drove around to all my friends and made them look at it.  That’s just how I roll, yo. [He’s wearing a Hanson shirt. Do you love that or do you love that? They actually are still cool, by the way.]

Now, if you haven’t been in a coma for the last year or so, then you know that the economy is not in the “best shape” per say.  And that is DEEPLY affecting the publishing industry.  So.  Just because the book is written DOES NOT mean I’m about to get rich and famous and be on the Today Show.  [Though if they call, of course, I’ll answer.]

The victory is NOT in getting rich.  The victory has already happened- God wrote a story and let me be a little part of it.  And now that story is 191 pages long and is sitting beside me at Frothy.

I mail it to California tomorrow and then wait.  Maybe for a long time.  Maybe forever.  We can pray for God to do miraculous things with it [and I hope you do] but please know that I am TOTALLY blessed to just have been a part of the process.  I told a friend today that if nothing happens with this book, I’m still changed forever because of the hand of God in my life, specifically in this writing process.

So now I move on to writing other things and editing and doing whatever it takes to make enough dough that I can keep living this unbelievably awesome life that I currently have.

Thanks for loving me through this process.  I think this is the last you’ll hear of my sweet little book until something awesome happens.  But feel free to ask about it at any time- just go to the Contact page and send me a line- it won’t bug me.

You bloggites rule.  For realz.


  1. posted on Jan 28, 2009 at 6:38 PM  |  reply

    I’m glad you posted the picture. It’s cool to see the tangible product in your hands! Congrats! 🙂

  2. posted on Jan 28, 2009 at 6:40 PM  |  reply

    Congratulations! God is, indeed, awesome.

  3. posted on Jan 28, 2009 at 6:45 PM  |  reply

    That is rockin cool!

    And if I had just finished the accomplishment that you did you better believe there would have been a photo 🙂

    Congratulations and I look forward to hearing more about this book (yeah I am believing in something big, He is God and all:)

  4. posted on Jan 28, 2009 at 6:59 PM  |  reply

    Woohoo! You look so triumphant and happy. What is your book about?

  5. ginger
    posted on Jan 28, 2009 at 8:26 PM  |  reply

    I am so incredibly proud of you, Annie! God is soooo good! Maybe we will meet some day & I can hug you for real, but for now, {{{hug}}}.
    Prayers of thanksgiving!

  6. posted on Jan 28, 2009 at 9:15 PM  |  reply

    Okay, so I’m one frothy monkey right not! Foaming at the mouth I’m so jealous…okay, I don’t do jealous, but I am really excited for you! Congrats on finishing it! You give me new hope!

  7. posted on Jan 28, 2009 at 11:39 PM  |  reply

    So cool, Annie! You dreamed it AND you did it.

    I’m proud of you.

  8. posted on Jan 28, 2009 at 11:56 PM  |  reply

    Quite an accomplishment! Praying for HUGE things to happen when that book gets here to California.

  9. posted on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:02 AM  |  reply

    i just have to say that i promise to love it and buy several copies, even if everyone else hates it. 🙂

    (just kidding about the everyone hating it part- but not about the buying it part)

  10. posted on Jan 29, 2009 at 9:31 AM  |  reply

    Way to go Annie! Now I need to get started on mine.

  11. posted on Jan 29, 2009 at 9:38 AM  |  reply

    so that is “The Book”…God is good!!! And You my friend are Awesome!! much love to ya!!

  12. posted on Jan 29, 2009 at 10:40 AM  |  reply

    excuse me, why did i not get a stop-by forced look? sheeeesh. and i thought we were close.

  13. posted on Jan 29, 2009 at 1:04 PM  |  reply



    really i am.

  14. posted on Jan 29, 2009 at 3:54 PM  |  reply

    YAY!!! I am so excited that the book is finished. Praying that God would use it in a big way!

  15. posted on Jan 29, 2009 at 5:22 PM  |  reply

    Yahoo! I’m so excited for you and can’t wait for God to reveal His response in His perfect timing! I know that it will bless many…because you do!!!

  16. Linda
    posted on Jan 29, 2009 at 8:51 PM  |  reply

    Hooray for you, Annie! What an accomplishment. Please keep us posted on the publication process. I know it can be frustrating, but He’ll see you through it!

  17. Julianne
    posted on Jan 29, 2009 at 10:41 PM  |  reply

    good job! i want to read it!

  18. posted on Jan 29, 2009 at 11:24 PM  |  reply

    So proud of you!

  19. HP
    posted on Jan 30, 2009 at 8:40 AM  |  reply

    Awesome! You go girl! You’re a rock star. Wait…writer star!

  20. posted on Jan 31, 2009 at 2:58 PM  |  reply

    A belated congratulations! Way to go!

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