I’ve told you my plans for printing Once Upon a (L)ime and presenting it to B as a wedding gift – as sort of a literary scrapbook of our engagement.
Well I did a little research today, and as it turns out, there’s a company that does exactly that! They turn blogs into books!
Well that makes my life easy. For shits & giggles I had it auto-generate a preview (you just enter your login info and it pulls all your posts together for you!) and man, it looked good. I got really excited.
Until I saw how many pages it was.
Now, we’ve got 5 months till the wedding, y’all. This “book” will easily bust past 300 pages by then. As much as I know B loves me and reading all about my bitchy long runs and not showering, I really don’t think he’ll have the patience to lug around an encyclopedia-sized collection of my musings from the last year and a half.
So, since I’ve been all spontaneous and completely out-of-character this week, I’m pulling the plug on this game. Once I publish this post I’m putting an order in for a print copy of OUa(L), as it stands today. Maybe I’ll say it’s a belated Valentine’s Day gift.
(j/k, we don’t celebrate v-day)
And then once he opens it and the initial excitement wears down (I’m expecting a full-blown jump-up-and-down, ‘you’ve got to be kidding me, this is what i’ve always wanted!’ reaction) I’ll be able to write whenever I damn well please. So you should get excited about that.
Also, I’ve run out of made-up reasons for how I came to meet all these internet strangers in real life. I highly doubt he’s going to keep buying “oh well I commented on THEIR blog, and they emailed, and then you know, we’re just friends now…”
So there you have it. My final “secret” post. Phew. Feels good to get that out.
p.s. this technically means I’ll be a published author after tonight. Just so you know.