Holy Cow…it’s a book!


As you may have noticed…because I shouted it from every social media site in my arsenal…I got an advance copy of THE REASON IS YOU on Thursday.   There are hardly words to express it.



Seriously, how do you?  I keep staring at it…and yes it comes with me everywhere, like a Linus blanket.  LOL.  To put into words the feelings I get when I flip through the pages and see my story in there.  In a real book, not just printed out pages or even page proofs….which I have to say I thought was pretty cool when I got THEM.

The real deal…with my name on it.  It’s almost surreal!

Oh who are we kidding, there’s no “almost” here.  It’s bizarre!











Everything….every moment of worry and fear and 500 query letters are worth it now.  🙂

And I have to say that this picture below is probably my favorite, and it is what I keep doing with my book.  LOL.

I love seeing it on a stack of other books, just hanging out…like it belongs… and seeing my name on the spine alongside other authors’ names.  It goes beyond weird.  Like something I can’t even wrap my head around.


Thanks to all of you for sharing in this moment with me!!


About Sharla Lovelace

Writer of romantic women's fiction. Wife, mom, and wonderwoman...without the boobs. National Bestselling Author of THE REASON IS YOU, BEFORE AND EVER SINCE, and the e-novella JUST ONE DAY. Lover of anything red.

Posted on March 17, 2012, in Sharla Lovelace and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Love it! Congratulations!!

  2. I cannot imagine holding my book in my hands, but I know I’d be as happy as you look! What a cute picture of you, too!

  3. (Dang – still having weird issues when I come here to your blog!)

    Isn’t it the best feeling ever? And I still feel that way – can’t wait for my author copies to come to me so I can open the box and take one out and feel it, flip through the pages,and then I put it on my nightstand to read, and then it goes on my bookshelf with the other books – and it just so happens that as I turn my head to the right, my books are just right above eye-level . . . ahhhhhhhh!

    So happy for you, Sharla!

    • It’s awesome! I still remember the blog post and pics you posted the first time you got your box of TG! Showing the stairs the postman had to climb! LOL!

      • *laughing* — oh yeah – I was taking photos of the UPS truck, then her coming out of the truck with the box, then coming up the steps, then the box on the table, then the opened box with the books inside, then of one sitting outside of the box *LAUGHING* — lawd, I had it bad 😀

  4. Enjoy every single moment of this wonderful accomplishment. It is the fondest dream of all aspiring writers … to hold the dream in our hands. Great pictures … and I see your book is “hanging” out with great company. I am happy for you Sharla. All your hard word has paid off. Well deserved hoot 🙂

  5. Sharla, I love seeing your book hang out with the other books in the pile, like it belongs. Sitting on top, it looks like the Queen for the day or the week or the year. You and your book deserve to enjoy these special moments. Can’t wait till it hits the shelves!

  6. What a hoot! I’ve got my cover taped to the wall. Can only imagine my reaction when the galleys and then the book comes. What a wonderful time for you!! Way to go.

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