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Monday, April 16, 2007

Today's the BIG DAY

Today is the day I've waited five years to finally see become a reality. I hadn't actually dreamed about what I'd do on this day until my husband asked me how I wanted to celebrate.

Then the ideas started flowing for how I'd celebrate my BIG DAY. The day that Ransomed Dreams releases in stores everywhere. (and ships from Amazon for those inclined to shop online)

Here's what I dreamed it would look like...

Breakfast in bed with lots of chocolate. A relaxing pampering morning and an afternoon nap. Then a limo to drive me to the bookstore where throngs of happy people wave my book in the air and beg me to sign it.

The reality?

I'm sitting in my sweats after ironing and doing school all morning and then at nap trying to catch up on my email. So much for shiny, happy daydreams. LOL

But to celebrate this afternoon, my family and I will go take cheesy pictures at the nearest LifeWay Christian Bookstore and then go out to eat for dinner. As long as I get chocolate for dessert, I'm happy.

I'd like to take a minute to say a special thanks to some people who've helped make today extra special:

To my family~ you ROCK! I love you to infinity and beyond!

To Jen, Mary, and Staci~ thanks for taking the journey with me and encouraging me every step!

To the wonderful folks who've already read and reviewed Ransomed Dreams~ THANK YOU!

To the people who will take a chance and go buy a copy to read this newbie author's first book~ THANK YOU!!! I'm praying you'll enjoy the journey and grow deeper with God as you read.

And for all of you who've emailed with beautiful words of encouragement~ you've touched my heart and helped me celebrate this day. Many thanks! God has spoken powerfully through you.

It's an amazing feeling to be right here, right now and to know that no matter what this day holds, my first book is still hitting the store shelves. That's something to celebrate.

Thank you, Lord, for bringing me from that first typed word to today. It's all because of you, Daddy!

13 comments:

upwords said...

Congrats Amy! We are SOOOO proud of you!

Rel said...

Hooray Amy! Enjoy every minute of your day with your family :) Hope you post some of those cheesy photos!

Deena said...

I can't find it anywhere!! And I SO want to read this novel...but no bookstore in my area can help me:-(

Congratulations!! I'm eager to read your writing...and I will...just as soon as I can get my hands on a copy...

Deborah Raney said...

Amy, I'm so thrilled for you! What a FUN day! Love the photo of you by that humongous poster! : ) God is good and you've been blessed. Doing the Snoopy dance with you today!

Amy Wallace said...

Thanks Mary and Rel!!! You all are awesome!

Deena~ thanks for your congrats!

Deb~ can you believe my book is out??? ;-) Thanks for Snoopy dancing with me!

Mary said...

Congrats, Amy! I can't wait to read it!

razorbackmama said...

WOOHOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Wallace said...

Mary and Kirstin,

Thanks for the congrats and for whooo-hoooing with me! ;-)

Laurel Wreath said...

Thought you might want to read this

http://www.laurelwreathsreflections.com/2007/05/ransomed-dreams-by-amy-wallace.html

Laurel Wreath said...

or just go to my web site if the link does not work.

Amy Wallace said...

Laurel,

AWESOME review!!! Thank you so much for sharing the link and writing such a beautiful and touching review!

on the Rock said...

Congratulations! Love the reality check...

Amy Wallace said...

Thanks for the congrats! Glad the reality check worked for you... gotta be real. ;-)

 
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