gotta get the giddy out!!

EDIT: OH, THE IRONY! In 7 years of mothering, this has never happened to me. Not once. Then the day my Diapers book arrives at my door… Nina just came up from the living room, distraught. “Sumpin happened! Sumpin happened!” Chocolate all over her fingers and shirt. No, POOP all over her fingers and shirt. She stuck her hand down her diaper then freaked out, tried to wipe it on her shirt. I know this happens to other people (I even wrote about it in the book) but this is my first time! YUCK!

It’s crazy days like these when I jump-&-shout praise the Lord for xanga. I’m always thankful for it, sure, but some days I’m just bursting at the seams and need to LET some of the bubbly OUT. Hence the word “outlet” which is such an appropo descriptor for this blogging community thing. Love you guys!

Breathe.

So I sort of forgot it was Bible study day. Rolled out of bed late. Rushed around. Had to wait for Livi to get on the bus before I could leave (since Gabe isn’t here). Opened the front door, saw something under the welcome mat from UPS. MY NEW BOOK!! No time to celebrate–gonna be late for Bible study.

New plan for my books this go-round. Third time’s a charm, right? No more Little-Miss-Shy, not telling anyone I write books, hoping somehow they’ll figure it out on their own and go buy some. During small group time in Bible study, I asked for prayer requests then asked to share something. Showed them the new book, explained how Blushing went out of print, want to do more to get the message out, think of it as promoting God and not me, gave them all (some already had one from being in my last group) a copy of Blushing as a Valentine’s Day gift. They were so great about it. We got on with our study, then I talked to a few of them afterwards.

Here’s the deal: Blushing sold less than 4,000 copies and went out of print. Is That All is at 6,540 and counting. My goal is for Is That All and Diapers both to hit the 10,000 mark in 2008. I know it’s not all about numbers (and goodness knows, those #s sure are small for book sales!), but each # is a life possibly touched. And in my book (oh, I so didn’t mean that pun), that’s an awful lot of people touched. I’m humbled and grateful. So much so.

And I’m excited about Diapers. I’ve only read the dedication page so far, but I have an idea of what’s in the rest of the book. 🙂 I’ve mentioned before that giving someone a marriage book could be taken as an insult by someone in a struggling marriage. But giving someone a book about baby’s first year is just saying–“Hey, I know you have a baby/are going to have a baby–here’s a fun book for you!” And then God can use His truths in the pages to impact their lives. Wow.

I had so much other cool stuff to say. Guess I’ll do that tomorrow.

I’m going to need your help, girls! Marketing ideas, having you send out an e-mail blast (that I send to you) to all your family and friends, spreading the word. You and me changing the world, one… yeah, we get the point. Just waiting until I get the books. WHICH IS GOING TO BE IN A COUPLE DAYS. It’s going to release Feb. 19th instead of March 1, and I should have 150 copies at my door by the 17th. Happy day to ME! I can’t sell/pass them out until the 20th, but I’m getting your mailers ready, you free-book winners, you!

And you can pre-order now on my site. How many times can I say…  I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU TO SEE WHAT I WROTE ABOUT ALL OF YOU!

If I don’t go now, this will be the longest blog I’ve ever written in my life. Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO!

23 thoughts on “gotta get the giddy out!!

  1. jessyomama

    we had our first poop pulled out of the diaper and wiped everywhere the other week. had someone over for tea. and i said, ‘i know this happens to other people, but…’ HA! i guess third child’s the charm, right?

  2. ergirl053

    Woohoo! Can’t wait for the book- I’m excited to give it to some girls I know! Hooray for you- can’t wait to see what happens!

    And YUCK about the poop. Funny but YUCK!!

  3. faithchick

    i gave myself a mini, too.  I think if you say, “I’m loving the book I wrote.” then you can definitely give yourself a mini.      I can’t wait to love the book you wrote!  (everyone be honest—of course we all really want to see ourselves in print! )

  4. terriwright

    Ah, hands full of poop. My, I miss my babies. NOT!!!!!! Was it a giant pickle????

    What a blessing you’ve been given. The neat thing is, you KNOW you’ve been given a blessing. How awesome.

    Isn’t it exciting to be a child of God? No matter what????

  5. KmHunsberger

    I am SO excited for your book…and I love to see you this excited too! Praying for that 10,000 mark…and way way beyond. There is a verse that speaks of exceedingly and abundantly more than we ask or imagine…that is my prayer for this!

    Love ya friend!

  6. dnkneer

    my sister once pooped in her diaper in the night, stuck her hand in it, and then smeared it on the wall and went back to sleep. mom found it the next morning. 🙂 nice, huh?

    i would love to help promote your book in the great state of indiana, by the way. ….and i’m just curious, would you ever want to travel out here to talk at my church? i’m not really involved in planning that type of thing there, but i could speak with a few leaders and find out if they’re interested. i think we all could benefit from your good advice. 🙂

  7. rachmckinney

    that is so exciting!!!! andi’ve had the poop thing happen. ick is right, but part of being a mom. try to laugh:) you will in years to come, anyway. i can’t wait to read the book! is it too late to reply on the homeschool thing? computer day sonly come around so often for me…. let me kn ow. i won’t share my thoughts unless they’d be valid at this point (like what, 3 days behind?)

  8. gsowell

    I’ve made it thus far without poop smearing. At least I have to recollection of it. If it happened, I’ve blocked it from my memory.

    I can’t wait to see this book. And I’m thrilled to be a part of changing the world, one…well, you get it!

  9. adamslady

    i’m dreading the day my kids rub poop all over themselves . . . just so long as they don’t eat it . . . ug . . . and happy v-tine’s day!  uh, poop and kisses don’t mix . . . 

  10. mtaviano

    Y’all are TOO sweet with your minis! So, um, I’m reading my book right now (almost through chapter 2), and I’m loving it! (is that bad to say?) Can you give minis to yourself? 🙂

  11. ladymiss3739

    LOL to the poop!!!  I’m so glad it was you, not me.   

    I also can’t wait for the book…and I know a few friends already that would be or are interested…so get us that e-mail blast and I’ll send it out!!

  12. luvmynoah

    That’s very exciting!!!  I can’t wait to read it! You are so right….there are so many women who need encouragement as they wait a baby to arrive, have babies, and on and on!!  Very cool!!

    Eww…with the Poo…Noah did that once..when he was a baby. 

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