Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Book Sighting!

I embarrassed my daughter and befuddled my husband today.

Week after week, I'd cruise Wal-Mart as usual and check out the book aisle. No book. Not Windswept Weddings.

At last, I found it.

Do you remember that scene from the movie "That Thing You Do" when the band heard their song on the radio the first time, and they ran and screamed?

Well, um. Yeah. I didn't actually scream, nor did I run. I think I gave a giddy little squeal and trotted across the big aisle to the book section.

An author's life is not glamorous. We sweat and cry and work in solitude many times. This is one of those moments to savor.

Of course, I was immediately humbled and laughed at myself. Guess where the price tag was?

Yup. Covering my name. I love God's sense of humor.


Cathy West said...

Well. um...you weren't planning on giving those books away, were you???
Wow, you know, when I think back on that critique group all those years ago, and look how many are now published - barring myself of course, I wonder if there are other success stories out there like that? I think that's an amazing number of writers to succeed out of one group.
It must be very exciting to finally see your name on the cover of a real book - even though you didn't really see your whole name....did you look inside to make sure nothing was covering it up there?? :0)

Lynette Bishop Snell said...

What a great story! I got a good chuckle out of it. I am excited for another Lynette to see her name in print. I hope to be joining you, doing a happy dance in the aisles of stores one day!

Lynette Snell

Cara Putman said...

Lynette, that is so exciting. Congrats!

Mary said...

So happy for you! Can't imagine, and will have to see if Walmart here in the mid-west has your book!

Kaye Dacus said...

At least they knew where to put the value, right? Seriously, though, congrats--I'm so proud of you!

healing hoves said...

I am 52 years old and wrote my first book at 49, taking back what my darkness stole. I have just finished my second healing hooves. I went with pulish america on my first book, and was very disapointed. I know nothing still about all things about publishing. I was wondering if you could give me tips on how to find a good new publisher. I did post my first book on my blog for all to read. It is my story about defeating the demons that controlled my life for many years..........any advise would be appreciated. sonja brooks

Jill Johnson said...

I am way behind in seeing this, but congratulations, Lynette!! I would've been whoopin' and hollerin' for ya' if I'd have been there. =) Next time they'll know enough not to cover up the famous name with a price tag. *g*

Jennifer said...

That's awesome! I'm sure it was a memorable day. (visiting from Writer's Interrupted Ring).