The title says it all. I, Laura Bradford, am a package stalker.
Or, at least, I was this weekend.
You see, after waiting for what seemed like an eternity (though, in actuality it wasn't long at all), I got word via a fellow writer that January's author copies had been sent off...
A week ago.
While I was away (in St. Thomas).
And to the house I'd been living in for the past few months (yet no longer was).
Once I got word the box had been delivered (and accepted) by the new owner of said former house, I began to stalk. And I mean, stalk.
Unfortunately, as it was Thanksgiving at this point, the acceptee was apparently out of town.
Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.
How do I know she was out of town? Because there was no sign of life every time I drove by. With "every" time being something like five or six times...
Until I hit finally hit jackpot yesterday afternoon.
I can't tell you how excited I was to finally have that package in my possession. Wait, actually I can. I was THRILLED!!!
Sure, I've seen my name on books before (both real and pen). And yes, I get excited every time. But this one was different.
Because it's my first-ever romance and it represents a burst of faith I had in myself--faith I grabbed with two hands as I took off in a sprint. KAYLA'S DADDY (Harlequin American, January) is the fruit of that faith in tangible form.
I can't tell you how many times I've looked at that book in the past day. Or how many times I've opened the cover and read the "Dear Reader" and "About the Author" sections. Or even how many times I've thought ahead to the first few readers who pick it up off the shelf in a store somewhere across this country...
It's magical. And it was more than worth the title of psycho stalker.
So how about you? Have you ever been so excited to see/get something that you couldn't wait for nature to take its course?
Have a great weekend!
P.S. A Daddy For Christmas--my first-ever Harlequin on-line read to kick off my first-ever romance novel--debuts December 7th at e.harlequin.com. A new chapter will be posted each day for twenty days (weekends excluded). I hope you check it out!