Friday, November 16, 2012

Gracie's Diary is PUBLISHED! Woo Hoo!!

What do you do when life's challenges are more than you can possibly deal with?

What do you do when your past mistakes come back to haunt you and you're only recourse is to face your demons... head on?

What do you do when the youth you so richly embraced not that long ago has left you and all that remains are wrinkles, larger-than-life hips, and back to back hot flashes?

What do you do when your nest is empty and your need to nurture goes to the DOGS (literally)?

You write it all down, then call it a book!

Oh, my dear friends..  I have been in writers prison for the past six years and NOW, FINALLY, I AM PUBLISHED!!

This is a humbling experience for me.  I have never been one to want to share my life drama with the world.  But every time I tried to walk away from this project, God kept pulling me back.   The story needed to be told.

I don't consider myself an author.  But Amazon says I am... so I guess I'll just go with it.

Oh, and by the way...  I owe you a big thanks for being here and cheering me on.  Some say it's horrible how relationships have gone cyber, taking away from face to face friendships.  My take on that is different.  Blogging comes from the heart.  There are a group of you that I feel like I know better than I do some of my own physically present friends.  Daily...  you enrich my life, teach me a thing or two, give me something to think about, and make me laugh.  You are my **heart** friends.
You will find my book here on Amazon but don't buy it just yet.  I'm going to give away 5 books so if you leave a comment on this post, I will do a drawing on Thanksgiving Day and hopefully you will be one of the five! 

There are a lot of loose ends...  so I will need to go and take care of them now.  Thanks again for your friendships!  I hope to be back to normal blogging soon. 

Oh, and for those of you who will be interested...  a Kindle edition will be up soon as well along with a few other venues. 

21 comments:

Charlene and Storm said...

wow! well done on finishing your book, ive just had a peep on amazon and the story sounds really exciting. now i'll get to nosy on your life without having to question you LOL!!!

Good luck! hope it sells well!!!

Charlene and Stormy
xxx

Theresa said...

👏I am so proud that you are finished and I can't wait to read it. Big hugs and much love.

Gloria Hood said...

This is sooooo awesome! So proud of you girl! And, anxious to read it!Many hugs to you and Gracie!

Inger said...

I can't wait to read your book, Bobbi. Congratulations, I am so HAPPY for you! If I don't win it, I will buy it as a Christmas present for myself. And what you said about our blogger friends is so true. I feel like I know you, your family, and of course Gracie. And care about all of you.

Inger said...

Samson Says: Gracie, Gracie, I am so proud of you my girl! On amazon.com! If you get to be famous from being found on that site, will you please not forget me. Sampson with a P was bad enough, who knows who you might meet at amazon. Mommy says I should be glad because now I will have your whole book to read and your picture here at home to look at. So I'm happy for you, Love and XOXO, your Samson

Wanda's Wings said...

Wow you did it! You go girl!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Bobbi, I loved that you called your cyber friends-heart friends; that is just how I feel about you! Congrat's on the book; if I win, I will post on it and review it for you as well as on Amazon. I can't wait to read it, one way or the other. I love visiting you and Gracie!
Have a great evening.
Hugs, Noreen & Hunter

CalamityJr said...

Oh, I'd love to be a winner because I just know your book is going to be a winner and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh dis be so x-citing! Gracie, me bets you's jumpin fur joy now dat you got your Momma back again! A big WooHoo from me and a BIGGER CONGRATULATIONS from da Momma!

:o)

That corgi :) said...

Congrats Bobbi (and Gracie :) A job well done!!! So proud of you for sticking with it! You might never know the impact you had on someone's life by writing it!

betty

That corgi :) said...

I didn't have your email address, Bobbi, but I thought of this afterwards, so obviously only count one entry for your giveaway, but if I don't win a book, I'll buy a book and review it on my blog if you would like me to :) I'm sure its a great book!

betty

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Bobbi & Gracie--CONGRATS on the publishing of your book! I know what a daunting task writing this book may have seemed like in the beginning, but I admire you for finishing your beautiful book and sharing your story!

Maple Lane said...

Congratulations - this is awesome news.
Wishing you all a delightful Thanksgiving, Bobbi.

Sweet Tea said...

YAY!! Congrats to you, Bobbi!! I'm feeling a bit "pompous" now that I can tell people I know an honest to goodness "author"!! So happy for you and I can't wait to read your book.

S. J. Qualls said...

I will say, you are an author and not because Amazon says so.

It would be a pleasure to 'win' a copy for my reader.

I remember some of your angst, you did have a story to tell. Congratulations again on finishing!

Furry Bottoms said...

I definitely would like to get your book!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Congrats!! I can hardly wait to ready your book!!

sophie...^5 said...

Bobbi...your life and Gracie's will become changed forever in the annuls of stardom...I truly believe so....slip my name in the draw...what a cool idea so close to Xmas!
Ron and Sophie Tophie Doodle here!

Jim said...

Count me in too, Ms.Authoress!!! And congratulations to your first book, Bobbi! Must be so thrilling!!

Jim said...

Count me in too, Ms.Authoress!!! And congratulations to your first book, Bobbi! Must be so thrilling!!

Liz said...

Congrats Bobbi!