Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A thousand days later…

I won't ramble on and on, but I wanted to share that it's my very first [official] romance release day! Caught on Camera is out from Harlequin Blaze today. It's actually been out for a couple of weeks on eHarlequin, but now it's available everywhere as both a paperback and e-book, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and maybe even in bookstores (not sure—haven't gone out to hunt for it in the wild yet).

I haven't popped champagne for a release day since my first erotica release in February 2010… But I think today I'll relax my what's-woot-worthy policy and celebrate. After all, this is a day I've been dreaming about for exactly 995 days—since I first opened a blank Word doc and began to write my very first romance. Wow, from zero-to-mass-market-published in just under a thousand days! That's kind of cool.

I'll be cracking open the champs around four this afternoon, and also cracking open my iPad and celebrating with some Angry Birds Rio. A big thanks to everyone who made this day happen—my husband, my beta readers Jen and Amy, Blaze editors Laura Barth and Brenda Chin, my RWA New England chaptermates (I utlimately sold the story based on a two-sentence pitch at our 2009 conference), Les Stroud and Bear Grylls, and all my awesomely supportive family and friends, both tangible and digital!

Quick additonal note—I was recently invited to guest post on the RT Book Reviews blog, so I'm over there today, chatting about my personality disorder. Er, my writing.

15 comments:

  1. Congrats to you! It's just the beginning of a long and successful writing career....your talent has a high rockability quotient! :^)

    Loved that book!

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  2. Congrats, BIG TIME ! So happy for you and can't wait to check it out!

    www.sherrycahill.blogspot.com

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  3. Woot! Btw did you ever get to actually interact with THE Bear Grylls? because I love him. Squeeeeee

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  4. Congrats my friend! I expect my purchased copy to arrive today or tomorrow. Happy for you!

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  5. Thanks, everyone!

    Shoshanna—no, I have not made the acquaintance of THE Bear Grylls. That's a whole other can of grubs, actually, as I am a Les Stroud girl, all the way!

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  6. I'll have to check out Les Stroud. This is what I get for having no television - a complete lack of pop culture smarts. :)

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  7. Les Stroud's foxiness is more subtle. But he's a bad-ass. No camera crew, and he goes out into the wilderness for seven days, not three. Plus he's Canadian—rowr! However, if you're in it for the shirtless jumping-jacks and diarrhea, Grylls is your man.

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  8. I'm mainly in it for the diarrhea.

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  9. Congratulations, Meg!! I'm going to purchase this as an ebook - today. Aunt Patty

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  10. WOOT! I love it when my family pops up on here! To them, my apologies for being a stubborn Facebook non-joiner, but it's so cool to know you're out there, keeping tabs on me!

    Also to my family—you guys know this thing's like, really steamy, right? Like REALLY steamy. You have been warned.

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  11. Big Congrats, Meg!! I notice you've used a few isolated, rugged Canadian settings in your writings. Are you a closeted Canadian? :)

    btw, I scanned the last RT Book Review when it came across my desk at the library. I see I was a month too early!

    I plan on shocking Winnipeg transit riders when I read your books on the bus. (That is, if I can get a copy of them up here.) ~ Aunt Susan

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  12. Yesss! Aunt-Fest 2011! God bless my gigantic, outspoken Catholic family!

    Any trauma inflicted on fellow mass-transit riders is much appreciated. And it's not beyond the realm of possibility that I may one day be a born-again Canadian. Though first, my condo needs to sell!

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  13. Whoo hoo! Congrats! I am off to download!
    xoxo

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  14. Okay, so I ordered your book on amazon.ca and it's not in stock here yet. They likely have to get it from the States, so now I'm hoping it doesn't cause a scandal as it goes through customs at the border... :D ~Aunt Susan

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