Monday, June 23, 2008

99 and Counting

"99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer..."

NOOOO! Get that tune out of my head!

This is not a post about beer or repetitive songs that make you crazy. This is about 99 and counting...

99 more days until The Wild Sight is released!

HURRAY! I'm down to double digits!

Some numbers are just too much to conceptualize, like the national debt (GAH!). Or visualize, like when the pilot comes on the p.a. system and announces we are flying at 35,000 feet. I can't even wrap my mind around how much that might be, so I usually just say, "Are we there yet?" When I think that my book will sell more copies (I HOPE) than all the current residents of the small seaside town where my son resides, I even have a difficult time with that.

But 99 is easier to wrap my mind around. 99 is a doable number. Large, but not insurmountable. With 99 I can actually see that tiny shaft of light at the end of the tunnel, and it is definitely not an oncoming train.

In 99 more days, my dream will be realized! My book will be on the bookstore shelves! It still doesn't feel entirely real sometimes, but with only 99 more days to go, it's starting to.

13 comments:

terrio said...

YAY!!!! Double digits are good. Then just think, soon it will be single digits! Okay, that's kind of still a ways off, but it's coming and that what counts.

Jane said...

Woohoo. I have a feeling we'll be having a party soon.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Terrio and Jane!

I only wish the 3 of us could PARTY TOGETHER face-to-face when Oct. 1st gets here. Oh, and Helen too! The 3 of us could just jaunt off to Sydney, where it will be an early spring day, and pop up at Helen's place and PAR-TAY!

DREAM BIG, I always say! Doesn't hurt, in fact, it's kinda fun...

Helen said...

We could have a wonderful party here in Sydney yes Aunty Cindy the weather would be lovley we could cruise around Sydney Harbour with cocktails shouting about a wonderful book can't wait to read it. Looking forward to release day party.
Have Fun
Helen

Jane said...

Ooh, a party in Sydney sounds lovely.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Yes, it sounds HEAVENLY!

Well, we can be there in spirit if not in body! :-) The MINUTE I get books, you 3 are at the front of the line to get autographed copies.

AC

terrio said...

Did someone say party in Australia?! HELLO! Count me in. LOL!

And now autograhed books. Those are just the icing on the cake!

Is it October yet?

Helen said...

October can't come soon enough one day we are all going to be able to get together for one hell of a party
Have Fun
Helen

Jane said...

The champagne is already being chilled.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

I can't tell you how much the support of you 3 wonderful gals means to me!

One of these days... And in the NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE, I believe we WILL get to party face-to-face!

Terrio, I can't WAIT to see you in San Francisco at the end of July! Jane and Helen, we will definitely raise a glass of something to the 2 of you.

And Jane, I'm waaay overdue to a visit to NYC! YOU will be on the top of my list of people to see the next time I'm there.

Helen, I STILL wanna be adopted into your family!

HUGS!!!
AC

terrio said...

I cannot wait to meet you in San Fran. I can't believe it's only a month away. We'll raise a toast to the ladies who can't be there and to all the books you're going to sell in October.

Helen said...

Aunty Cindy you are more than welcome into my family remember 2 grandchildren due 13th Dec I will need lots of help with Nanny duties.

I too feel that one day we will all be together at the biggest party ever keep that champange chilling Jane and Terrio enjoy a drink with everyone for us in July.

Have Fun
Helen

Jane said...

Will do. I'm already thinking about the food that will accompany our drinks.