Tuesday, June 5

Doing It!

Yesterday, I went to a whole bunch of parties . . . and I lost my virginity.

Yesterday, Crimson Romance launched, and a lot of authors had virtual parties.  I tried to make them all.  I drank a lot of champagne.  It was great fun!

The virginity part?

Oh, that.

Yes, ahem.  I did it.  For the first time. 

OK, not like that!

Oh, you thought....?  Nah, that was years ago.  So long ago I barely remember it.  This was much more fun

I became a published author yesterday.  It was the first time. 

Without being any more graphic than I have, here are the similarities...

There wasn't any pain.  Well, maybe a little bit in the morning when I realized this was it.  The day I was going to do it.  I kind of freaked out a little.  But my friends over at Critters carried me through.  Thanks, gang.  You're the best. 

People did see me naked.  Vulnerable.  There's something about putting yourself out there for the world to see that's a little bit (OK, a hell of a lot) intimidating.  It's kind of like taking off your clothes and letting everyone see you, flaws and all.  And the lights were on.

I had a great partner.  Crimson is a fantastic publisher.  They have held my hand through every step of this process.  Jennifer Lawler, my editor, is amazingly patient and understanding.  I couldn't have found a better publisher to do it with for the first time.

The best part?  I'm happy today.  I can't stop grinning.  I have no morning after regrets.  It's honeymoon time now.  Nothing but good.  Yep, losing my published author virginity yesterday was awesome!














51 comments:

  1. LOL...fun post D'Ann! And congrats on putting yourself out there for the world to see :)

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  2. Happy Day After. :-)

    cute analogy.

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  3. LOL, D'Ann, this is the best post EVER!

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  4. Great similarities, D'Ann. You're too funny. Congrats on your success and I'm looking forward to the next releases!

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    1. I have my moments, Allie. But you're the funny one.

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  5. And we still love you this morning.

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  6. "It's kind of like taking off your clothes and letting everyone see you, flaws and all. And the lights were on."

    Oh. God. It is just like that! And there we were. 25 of us. Naked.

    Tons of fun, wasn't it!

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  7. Congratulations! Wishing great success.

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  8. I admit, your blog title threw me for a moment! LOL I automatically thought, TMI. But your post is far from it. In fact, I enjoyed watching you have a grand celebration with some of your other Crimson authors. Congratulations doesn't seem to cover how happy I am for you.

    A door was opened, and you stepped through. Enjoy the view!

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    1. Thanks! The view is great. Come join me.

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  9. Congrats D'Ann! I hope the second and third an so on are as good as the first!

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  10. Fun post, D'Ann, and super-Big-HUGE congratulations!!!

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  11. LOL! Great post, D'Ann! I'm so happy for you! Started reading Wild Horses last night and couldn't put it down! Enjoy your fame, lady, you earned it!

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  12. Hilarious! Thanks for making me laugh. I take life too seriously.
    Glad you had fun last night. You certainly deserve it!

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    1. That's me, a clown. LOL Thanks for coming by.

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  13. D'Ann I am so happy for you and loved the post. COngratulations on joining the published world.

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  14. Congratulations on your first book.

    I wish you many sales.

    Janice~

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    1. Janice~ SO nice to see you here. Thank you!

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  15. Hahaha, totally funny but so true!! Great Post.

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    1. Thanks, Heather. It was a good time.

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  16. Ha, this post tickled me! :) Very happy for you, D'Ann! And I wish you loads more success!

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  17. Love this post! I'm glad you lost your virginity...again.

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  18. Never realized all the parallels...but you nailed it. Yesterday I did feel naked, had a great partner, no pain...exhausted but smiling today (think Scarlet O'Hara the morning after Rhett Butler carried her up that staircase...wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

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  19. Fanstastic analogy, D'Ann.....

    Congrats again, my friend.

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    1. Thanks, Sara! My awesome friends made it spectacular.

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  20. Great analogy or so I've read. How's your hangover this evening :)

    Pop another cork for today's good news as well. Congrats, my friend.

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  21. Late the party, D'Ann, but congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

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  22. I thought this might be the "it" you were talking about. :) And it is a big, sometimes frightening, sometimes painful step to take. But you sound like you came through with flying colors! Congratulations and best wishes for great success!

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