Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's my Blogoversary. Sit down. I have stories.

Two years ago today I started this little blog.

I never, ever thought anyone would read it.

Oddly? People read it.

Then some more people read it.

So that was pretty cool.

And you know what else?

A lot of the people who read it are cool.

And you know what the cool people said?

They said crap like, "We believe in you Stephanie". "We think you're awesome Stephanie". "You could totally write a book Stephanie". "Stop saying douchenozzle so much Stephanie".

Okay, the last one isn't true, but the other ones are.


So after a while? I listened.


And a few months ago I told you guys about this little book I was writing. Remember?


So on Monday? With trembling hands I mailed the signed contract for that book back to the publisher that loves it and wants it and wants me to start writing the sequel like, right now.



I sold my book you guys.
















I! SOLD! MAH! BOOK!









Thank you. For the love of God. Thank you for believing I could.

89 comments:

A Spot of T said...

Never a doubt in my mind! Huge congratulations going out to you as well as a Happy Blogoversary!

the planet of janet said...

never a doubt in mine either.

you go, girl!

Robyn said...

Awesome Awesome AWESOME!! Great news!! Congrats!!

Bunny said...

That is amazing! I knew you could do it! YAY!!!

audrey said...

Awesome! Congrats! So proud of you!

Unknown said...

OH MY FORKING GOD!!!! (er, sorry for hte caps. they were totally necessary though!) Hugeass congrats to you!!

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo!!! What great news. I was waiting for this! Congratulations- you rock :-)

AndreAnna said...

I knew you would! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Yippee Yippee YAY!!!! And, like everyone else, I knew you would!!!

Next question... When can I buy it???!!!

Sabrina said...

That. Is. AWESOME!!!!!

Our Moments said...

ROCK ON Girl!!!!
That is AWESOME!!!!

Congrats!

velocibadgergirl said...

Squee!! You know I've always believed in you, all the way back to the long-ago time before either of us had blogs. You rock the hizzy, my sista.

x!o!

Congrats! :D

Anonymous said...

OMFG, yes! Congrats, I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!

Robyn said...

You GO girl!!

I'm not even the teensiest bit surprised. You're an awesome writer.

Congratulations!

AmyBow said...

How could you even type that? I would have had to wake a week for the trembling to stop! Yee-haw!!

Anonymous said...

I knew it would happen. Congratulations, dear. I'm very proud to "know" a published author!

Anonymous said...

Oh please, there was never any doubt in my mind that you'd find a publisher who'd want to publish/buy your book!

I'm so proud of you, Steph!
Now I'm going to go eat a Little Debbie Oatmeal cookie in your honour. Why? Because I haven't had Little Debbie in like 15 yrs (not even kidding) and my bff mailed them to me last week. And this? Is just the moment I was looking for to break one out.

xo
(p.s. sorry I don't comment much anymore - but I DO read every post you make!! I'm always here even if you don't 'see' me...:))

Anonymous said...

THATS SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!

Dawn~a~Bon said...

HEE!!!!!!!! Way to go, Ms. Thang! I am so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

GET. OUT!!!!!!

Well, of COURSE you sold your book. You ARE every kind of awesome, after all.

Can't wait to OWN my copy!!!

Fine For Now said...

WWWhhhoooootoooooott!

AnnieM said...

So happy for you Chick!!

BandK said...

Stephanie: OMG areyou KIDDING ME????? WOOOO HOOOO!! That is so incredibly awesome. Holy crap. You were waiting for your blogaversary to post that weren't you??? OMG how perfect.

I am so happy/jealous. Maybe someday that will be me. **sigh**

That is the BEST news!!! :)

Amy W said...

WAHOO!

So where can I buy it, and more importantly, can you sign it? :)`

emily said...

OHMAHGAWD! Good for you. Enjoy the moment, enjoy you are and who you can be and I can't wait to buy it :)

Amy W said...

WAHOO!

So where can I buy it, and more importantly, can you sign it? :)`

Mrs. Booms said...

AAAAH... I just got tears in my eyes, how stupid am I?

Congratulations!!!!

Unknown said...

CONGRATULATIONS - can't wait to read it!

~Sheryl said...

It's okay betsey... me too. I'm very happy for you Stephanie. You are an amazing writer!

And not just a book deal... but a sequel. You are like the new chicken soup for the soul. lol

Yay you!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you [and for me, because now I get to read the book!]!

Congratulations! Celebrate!

Karen said...

Hooray!!!
Yaahhhh!!
Congratulations!

notsosmallfries said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! OMG! What fantastic news!!!!!!! I'm so freaking excited for you!

Anonymous said...

OMG! You totally rock! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! That is just awesome!!!!!

Randi said...

I knew it!! You are awesome. (If only you didn't say douchnozzle so much...)
Congratulations!!

Sarcasta-Mom said...

Friggin awsome!!!! I'll totally buy it when it comes out. I always knew it would happen for you :)

Unknown said...

Congratulations, Steph! You are a pretty awesome person and you got to love the name, too :D

Happy Blogoversary - what an incredible present!

Have a great day!

Karin's Korner said...

YIPEE!!!!!!! I am so proud of you! You did it Hurrah!! That is absolutely the most incredible news I have heard all day! I will to buy it!

Susan said...

That's totally EXCITING!! I'm so happy for you!

Red said...

Fanfreakintastic!!!

I'll be waiting to knock over people at Waldens to get the book! : )

Thank you so much for giving hope to the rest of us.

Beckie said...

OMG, OMG, OMG - CONGRATS!!!!! I'm so excited for you!

KrustyLynn said...

I KNEW IT!!! WE ALL KNEW YOU COULD DO IT!!

This little community of readers you have, we LOVE you! You have become a part of our lives and we KNEW you could do it!

Never forget that we believe in you!!!

Anonymous said...

We do believe in you. Congratulations!!!

Doug said...

Just think.. you will be one of the few people who have an answer to:

What's your ISBN number?

Anonymous said...

How exciting. How wonderful. How inspiring. You rock. I read you like crack. Necessary. Your writing is necessary.

KiKi said...

OMG! OMG! I told ya I told ya again and again!! I'm so happy for you. Congrats, your on your way.
Happy dance... la la la!!

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

I would so be doing a full on happy dance if my leg weren't gimped right now! Whoohoo! So excited for you, babe! And you know you I'm buying at least a dozen copies, right?!

Anonymous said...

Yayyyy! So happy for you! :)

Julie said...

Holy shit!!! (sorry for swearing) Congratulations lady! See, we've been telling you FOREVER (ok, like 2 years) that you rock!!!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogversary!

Jessica said...

Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

OH! MAH! GAH! You sold your book. I have tears in my eyes, Steph. Seriously. Congrats. You earned this! And it couldn't have happened to a better person! XOXO

DND said...

That is great!!! When can I buy it?

Bethany said...

I KNEW you would do it!!!! These last two years reading you have been great but I can't wait to hold a real book with your name on it! (and your autograph in it, heehee!)

I am so stupendously proud of you I have tears in my eyes! YOU ROCK!!!

Tricia said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOOO! That is fanfuckingtastic!!! I am so very proud of you. I can't wait to buy it.

And? We used to go to the local B&N to turn all of my mom's books face out, instead of spine out. Don't worry, I got your back. I am totally turning your books face out, too!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Fucking awesome, woman! Woo hoo! I can't wait to read the book or the sequel! And happy blogiversary!

Anonymous said...

Oh! My! Goodness!! YAY you!!!!

Frannie said...

you were the only one with doubts!! we always believed!

Kiki said...

Congratulations on a dream come true. You ROCK!

Suzy said...

The Secret ALWAYS WORKS!!

Congratulations...

Rachel (Crazy-Is) said...

I always knew you would!! I read what you write here and I know how talented you are!

I am so happy and so proud of you!!!

Congratulations!!!!!

Anonymous said...

OMFG!!! I am so proud of you and yet, totally unsurprised! So, what's next? Selling of the movie rights? You should totally cast Angelina to play you. Maybe Bruce Willis to play Jason?

Tami said...

Congratulations!

This is sooooo exciting :)

Jules said...

SQUEE!!! That is amazing, congratulations! I literally got a chill when I read this. So happy for you! Happy bloganniversary too. :) What a way to celebrate!

SJINCO said...

Awww girl! You done made me get all misty eyed at work. I knew you could do it!

Congratulations, I'm so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Stephanie! WOOHOO! I'm so proud of you. :)

Never That Easy said...

Awesome! Congratulations, Stephanie, I'm so, so happy for you!

Devon said...

holy crapoly! congrats! that's awesome!!! now you just need to post where we can buy it!

Jodi said...

AAAAHHHH! OMG! that is sooo exciting. I knew you could do it, but still as exciting as ever.I want you to get an appropriate rection. WOOOOHOOO. Damn YAH!

Anonymous said...

Please keep us posted, I would so buy your book. D

BandK said...

Wouldn't it just be so awesome if you made enough money from writing to quit your day job???? How freaking awesome would that be? Then you could tell those douchebags you work for and with to go...uh....fornicate themselves. LOL

Keetha said...

Oh, honey! Congrats! That is awesome.

Mikey said...

AWESOME!! Oh I've so longed for the day I read that here. But I had no doubts about you girl. You BELONG!!
Now when and where can we get it :)

I'm so proud of you! You are way beyond inspiring. You have given us proof it CAN be done!

*wipes tear* so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I can't wait to read it!!

BS said...

Happy Blogoversary and CONGRATULATIONS - when can we buy it?

judy in ky said...

Cool! Hope you become independently wealthy and will be able to say "take this job and shove it!"
Maybe you will become the next J. K. Rowling.

Anonymous said...

HOLY CRAP! That's fantastic :) Congratulations!

Wenderina said...

Looks like you've just sold about 100 copies to the commenters here - that is the most awesome thing ever. Congrats Chick. DYING to read it!

NEVER AGAIN said...

I am SO EXCITED FOR YOU. In fact, I nearly vomited when I read that you sold your ESSAY BOOK, that I always said would be The Shit. You just made my day!

Where/when can I purchase this amazing tome? Ok fine, I will pay FULL PRICE for it...so Barnes and Nobles but WHEN WHEN WHEN

Great job Chick/Stephanie. I am proud to be a faithful reader/rare commenter. I can't wait to read it!

Twisted Cinderella said...

Congrats! that is fantastic!!!

Angie said...

I'm proud of you too. .. along with SEVENTY BILLION other people who read your blog. Thanks for telling me this the other day. It made my day!

Tarasview said...

Congrats!!!!! I totally knew you could do it :)

CPA Mom said...

When you first told me about it before, I SHRIEKED outloud. And I just did it again!!

When do I get my review copy? 'Cause I am so whoring this out.

Captain Steve said...

Dude, really?! That is badass! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

Stephanie said...

That ROCKS! Yes, we all totally knew you could. I'm glad now that YOU know you could.

Jhianna said...

Yes! That's fantastic news - congratulations!

Madame Queen said...

ohmygod,ohmygod,ohmygod!!!! THIS is the kind of shit I miss when I don't blog for 5 days!! Holy Crap, girl, that is FANTASTIC!!! Woo hoo!!

Emma in Canada said...

So I've been reading you for what 22, 23 months? Back in the days before we knew by your real first name anyway. I am so, so happy for you. And I will be forever grateful to M for knowing you and leading me to finding you.

Oh, and your book? I am totally willing to pay for it. You know, unless you want to send me a free copy.

Anonymous said...

Oh My God! That is so exciting. Congratulations. I can't wait to read it.