BuzzBlog readers may remember a few months back when Growing Up Godly became OH. MY. GODS. (a way better title anyway). Well, the reason it changed at that time, my editor said, was that the info was due to the catalog that goes out to book buyers and other folks responsible for ordering books.
Oh my gosh, I thought. If the catalog is going out, surely I'm going to show up on bn.com any day now!
So I started checking. Not every day. I'm not as obsessed--er, devoted as some people. Still, once or twice a week I would log on, type in my name, and cross my fingers. Nothing. Nada. A bunch of random books that have absolutely nothing to do with me. Sometimes I would pop over to Amazon and try there. Or fetchbook.info, which searches bunches of sites simultaneously. Like I said, I'm not obsessed.
Then one day (okay, day before yesterday) I was with my mom at the local Borders by my parents' house in OKC. We had run in so I could grab a research book, and on the way out I said, "Hey, I'm gonna check their system real quick."
And that's when it happened. I was there. My book was there. OH. MY. GODS. was available for pre-order!!!
As soon as I got home I logged on to Amazon. Yep, I was in there. Books-a-Million? Uh-huh. Barnes and Noble? Well... I'm still waiting on that one. But for the last forty-eight hours, all I can think about is the fact that people all over the world can order my book right now. (And, at least on Amazon, at a totally amazing 32% discount!)
My guilty pleasure? Feeling like the distant dream is finally becoming a reality.
OH. MY. GODS. (Dutton) May 2008
Available for pre-order!