Friday, 4 March 2011

BYD takes UK - photographic proof




mainly sunny, chilly, temps minus 7

So now we're at 2,500 words...feels good. Going surprisingly well, except for that achingly horrible moment when I'd finished one scene - hit return. hit return. Put my hands over the keyboard - and waited. And waited.

Dear Lord - I suddenly realized I had no idea what happens next.

That isn't exactly true - I knew what the next scene was, I just wasn't sure how it should start. It was chilling. But off I went. And erased. And started again. And erased. Third time...no erasing. Phew. time to change the diapers.

My wonderful publisher/editor in London - Dan - sent these photos and others. One is from Stanstead airport (the one with the drinks and candy in the background) - the blurry one is from a WH Smith in London. Doesn't it look great?! blurry and all. Candy and all. To see Bury Your Dead in its own stand throughout Britain, right next to the London Times. Still makes me light-headed with delight.

How happy I am!

More writing... and who knows what tomorrow will bring.

13 comments:

L. SansSouci said...

And Louise, we are all so very happy for you, as well!

Linda said...

Yes, very happy - and proud! Enjoy every moment! (I know you do.)

martha said...

Blurry an all, candy and all, Royal mailbox and all! What more can one want?

darlene said...

Exciting, indeed! Woohoo!

danielle-momo said...

Quel plaisir la magie des photos numériques. J'espère qu'ils remplissent les présentoirs plusieurs fois par jour.

Mary Vehr Mumaw said...

such a joy - first your baby ' toddled' out into the world and now seems to have conquered it!!! thank you for not only writing a book (all of them actually) I thoroughly enjoyed but now I get to feel joy for you - I think the Buddhists call that 'mudita' - empathetic joy (or I could have my facts muddled but doesn't change the gift of it!) - thank you!

scgates said...

Dear Louise:
Happy news on both fronts -- word count AND "Read of the Week" photos.

But at 2.99 pounds, does the London Times subsidize the price of the book or are books that much cheaper in the U.K. than in Canada?

Jeanine said...

How thrilling! We share your joy and jubilation!

Anonymous said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!
It's such a pleasure for us readers to witness your success in other countries. Bravo!
Renée B. Québec

Diane said...

It was as exciting to me to see BYD on display in the UK as if it was my own. How wonderful!

lil Gluckstern said...

How exciting! The pictures are wonderful-to see your baby out there. Such joy. To think, you wrote this one word a time, and there you are. Wonderful!

Jodi said...

Hooray!


I was puzzled about the price, but if you enlarge the picture it says "2.99 when you buy the Times." I'm assuming it's part of the "book of the week" promotion?

K said...

Love those pictures of your wonderful book in London! What a wonderful thing for you and your fantastic series (and my favorite)!