Sunday, September 13, 2009

Egg's Away!!!!


It is done, complete, finis, cooked, printed, boxed, and ready to be shipped across the Pond tomorrow! I have been petting the Egg in preparation for its journey; giving it all kinds of good vibes; willing it to be compelling and clear.

Today, I finished it and then hesitated a moment. "One more read-through?", I thought. Then I suddenly got nauseated at the thought of looking through it one more time, so I made the chapters into pdfs and loaded them up to Kinko's. That's how you know it's ready to send off!

I went to get a celebratory milkshake and headed off to Kinko's to pick up the manuscript. When he gave it to me, I took it out of the box and held it up in front of me (just like Excaliber) and said, "this is my book!" - and the little old lady behind me actually clapped. It was very sweet. The Kinko's guy just sighed dramatically and shuffled off.

Now, it's home to eat leftover pork fried rice...

Updated to Add: It was a "Banilla" Milkshake from Steak 'n Shake - side by side vanilla and banana...yummmmm.....

12 comments:

squadratomagico said...

OMG!! That picture!!!

Congratulations! Now wait for the messianic complex to set in!

Sisyphus said...

Hooray! It's out!!!!

...what flavor milkshake? Mmm, milkshake!

Flavia said...

Hooray and congrats! Bye-bye, egg.

(And I had exactly the same burning question as Sisyphus: what kind of milkshake? I've been hankering for an unseasonal Shamrock Shake ever going to the dentist the other day, and getting a weirdly minty-chocolatey tasting polish. . . )

Hey, my captcha is "shines." Like your bright, shiny manuscript, baby!

Doctor Cleveland said...

Congratulations, MW!

That egg will be an incredibly fabulous and successful chicken before you know it.

Mmmm...pork fried rice.

heu mihi said...

Magnificent!

And dude, I didn't celebrate at all when I sent the MS out. What's wrong with me? I think I need a milkshake on Tuesday! (The coffee shop with the good shakes is closed tomorrow, alas.)

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Congratulations! And I love the graphic, btw.

Thoroughly Educated said...

Hooray! And great egg picture!

Good Enough Woman said...

Yay! MW rocks!

Pilgrim/Heretic said...

Woo hoo! I'm clapping for you too.

What Now? said...

Hurrah! And I'm so glad you got a standing ovation for it!

Belle said...

May the egg land gently and safely, and hatch into magnificence.

Dame Eleanor Hull said...

Yay! Congratulations.