Thursday, June 3, 2010

I've got a copy of my book!


It arrived yesterday!

It says 'review copy' on the back, so it's not the finished product, but I don't care. I'm finally holding a copy of my book!

This book has been a dream and ambition of mine for so long. To finally hold CassaStar in my hands is indescribable. Never thought I'd see the day.

I guess my publisher's been sending out copies for pre-publication reviews. So happy they sent me one as well!

And I've been working on the sequel. First chapter is done. The outline needs a little more work, but I've got the ball rolling.

It would be so cool to see CassaStar as a graphic novel, too. I need to ask about that.

I was just excited and wanted to share the moment with everyone!

Oh, and don't forget The Movie Dirty Dozen blogfest!

54 comments:

Tessa Conte said...

Congratulations, Alex!!!

ps I'll add the movie dirty dozen blogfest to the Blogfests&Contests list on my blog

Jamie Gibbs said...

Congrats, Alex, it looks awesome! I can't wait to get that feeling when I hold a novel in my hands that I know that I've written. It must feel fantastic.

Who's your publisher? I wanna try to sweet talk them into sending over a review copy to the UK, hehe.

Piedmont Writer said...

Oh what a moment! You must be so proud. Congratulations Alex, this is wonderful!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Congratulations to a very proud Alex. I know the feeling when my poetry book was published,

Have a great day,

Yvonne.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's awesome, Alex!!!

Liza said...

Great news! New ink, crisp pages, a shiny cover, and your name on front! How wonderful! Congratulations.

KarenG said...

So cool!! You certainly do need to crow. And take lots of pictures!

ediFanoB said...

Congratulations Alex! That must have been a great day for you. Keep it in mind because it is a unique moment in your life.

Ted Cross said...

Lucky man! Good for you! I can only imagine how awesome it must feel.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations, Alex! I love the cover. :)

JLStratton said...

Congrats, Alex. You provide inspiration for so many. Well, for me, anyway. I hope to someday be where you are today.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, everyone! I was trying to contain my excitement in the post, but it's really freaking awesome!
Jamie, don't know if my publisher is sending any overseas. Maybe in eBook format? I will ask.

Summer said...

Yay! *throws confetti* That's so amazing! Congratulations!!

MeganRebekah said...

Congratulations!
What a great achievement to hold your book in hand. I hope you celebrated!

Nishant said...

Congratulations to a very proud Alex.
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Tara said...

I can only imagine how exciting that must be for you. Congrats, Alex!!

DEZMOND said...

Oh, I can imagine how you felt holding it for the first time :) I feel the same whenever one of the books I've translated comes out and my publishing house sends me my copies. By the way, we always get those review copies from foreign publishers when we buy novels from them, and I always use them while translating since we often get the tittles before they are actually published in their own countries. I think those will be a collectible treasures some day :)

It would be positively stunning to see your book turned into a graphic novel :))) and then into a movie or a TV show? :)

I'm glad we all are able to share your happiness in this lovely moment in your career.

Sugar said...

Congrats!!!!

India Drummond said...

Congratulations! That must be such a great feeling!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations. That is way cool. Great cover.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm so happy for you. Congratulations!

Falen said...

AWESOME!!!


Looks so cool!

Culture Served Raw said...

I can't begin to imagine the feeling. A huge congratulations to you, you must be thrilled. It looks fantastic, great work.

Charles Gramlich said...

Very cool. That's such a great feeling. Congratulations.

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Oh my gosh! that is AWESOME!!!!!! Oh wow, I can only imagine how thrilled you must feel. Congratulations, Alex!

Mary McDonald said...

I'm so happy for you! It must feel amazing to be holding it in your hands. Btw, the cover is fantastic. It would certainly draw my eye.

Belbin9 said...

Congrats on the book. I look forward to reading it.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Yay! A dream come true!! Great job.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Megan, didn't have anything to celebrate with, but I will tonight!

Dez, hope you're saving all those books then. And wow, movie would be incredible!

Thank you everyone! I'm just so stoked right now.

Watery Tart said...

Congratulations, Alex! I bet that feels FABULOUS!

hampshireflyer said...

*excited twitch* Congratulations!

Karen Lange said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Julie Dao said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That's an awesome cover. It must be so exciting to see your name across the top!

Talli Roland said...

YAY! Congrats! What a great moment. Savour it - and thanks for sharing.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

How exciting, Alex! I'm so happy for you, and I can't wait to read your book :))

Carol Fleisher said...

Congratulations! Way to make a dream come true!

arlee bird said...

Congratulations! This is really exciting. Look forward to the real release to see what happens.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Beth said...

Yay! Oh Alex! That is such exciting news! I am dancing with delight with and for you! Oh that is just wonderful! :)

Terresa said...

This is fabulous, Alex! ***Many hearty congrats to you!!***

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks! And more thanks!

Okay, back to the celebrating...

Alicia J. Frey said...

What a wonderful moment! And a great looking cover! (I totally judge all my books by them)

Congrats!!!

Jemi Fraser said...

That is completely awesome!! It looks fabulous - can't imagine how excited you must be :)

Journaling Woman said...

No way! Isn't it beautiful? I am excited for you, congratulations.

Teresa

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, ladies! And yes, I think the cover is perfect.

Glynis said...

Congratulations Alex. I bet you felt warm and fuzzy with pride. :)

Southpaw said...

Oh yeah! How exciting. Congratulations.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks! I try not to be too fuzzy, though.

B. Miller said...

OMG How exciting Alex!! AWESOME!! What a great feeling that must be! Congratulations, my friend. :)

Palindrome said...

I'm so excited for you!!

Congrats!! Have a beer and say it's from me. :P

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Miller! I'm still celebrating,

Palin, consider it done.

Mr. Stupid said...

This is really exiting. Congrats, Alex!

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Congratulations, Alex!! SO freakin exciting :D

Helen Ginger said...

Yay, Alex! That's fabulous. I hope you did a dance around the room. That's what I would have done. Very excited for you.

Straight From Hel

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks everyone.

And Helen, dancing might've scared my wife, so I refrained from flailing.