distraction no.99

Nova Ren Suma | On Writing & Writing Distractions

Not an Author Newsletter… something else.

The Day Your Book Comes Out

I checked the mirror yesterday and I didn’t look any different, as far as I could tell. The skies didn’t part and shine rainbows over me as I walked the sidewalks yesterday. No butterflies danced around my head. Strangers did not stop me on street corners to ask me to autograph their bare stomachs. I was not gifted with a single kitten.

But I did skip into a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan and witness this:

Bookstalking DANI NOIR was a success! (see middle row, far left)
Bookstalking DANI NOIR was a success! (see middle row, far left)

So it happened, the book was published, but I’m the same person I was. Guess what I’m doing right now? Working away on a chapter for this new novel… feeling daunted by all the pages left to write… stressing about time or lack thereof… the usual. It never ends, does it? I mean, seriously, where is my kitten!

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14 responses to “The Day Your Book Comes Out”

  1. So, I haven’t seen it in a shop yet, but I am excited to see that I will be able to buy your book in the UK! Congratulations! Your achievement has cheered me up no end. Having a terrible week and wondering if anyone does ever get published really. And here you are. Hurrah for you.


    • I’m sorry to hear you’ve had a terrible week! I hope it’s getting better.

      Thank you for stopping by and being willing to check out my book. I know you can order it online in the UK, but I am not sure if it will be in stores there just yet… Thank you!

  2. What a lovely sight! Mine came in a box in the mail, but it looks very nice on the desk next to my computer and will look even nicer when I have it in my hands and am finishing it later today. (It’s very good!!) xoxoxo

  3. That is a beautiful moment. 🙂

    You may not LOOK any different or be doing different things… You might not have been gifted with random kittens. But from now on, EVERYTHING will be different. Your book has been published!! Yay!!!

  4. What Annika said.

    & Eee, don’t stress! Everything’s gonna be fine. And DANI NOIR IS OUT! This is the start! I mean it’s been the start but it’s there and this is it and asdfkjakd Nova I am so happy for you!!!! I am so inarticulate but… seriously!

  5. I got your kitten right here, but I would urge a counseling session before I gave him over to you. Kittens? Adorable, playful kittens? They’re kind of jerks.

    And the last thing you need on this big day is a jerk. Even kind of a jerk.

  6. Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed reading about your journey to the bookshelf, and what a big day this is. It must be like getting your driver’s license, or something – a monumental beginning. I can’t wait to read it 🙂

  7. Wow! Congratulations, Nova! Dani Noir looks smashing up there next to Meg Cabot! (Whoa, sidenote: Jane Smiley with a horse book–when did she start doing YA?)

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