Friday, 25 August 2017

I PRINTED MY BOOK!!! // A Sprig of Green gorgeousness

[warning: this blog post contains much screaming in caps. I apologise in advance for any hearing problems you might sustain]

*screaming*

YES YES YOU READ RIGHT. I printed out a real life actual book copy of A Sprig of Green. *flails and more screaming*


How did this happen??
Well, the story is that Alice (one of my older sisters) is normally my brainstorming buddy and she reads all my books as I'm writing them and everything. And she's great at it. But for this one I wanted to give her a surprise. A birthday surprise.

So I didn't let her read it. Instead I had the epic Krystal reading it for me instead (many hugs and thanks to her because she was so amaaazing <33). And then I enlisted my other older sister, Clare, and she made an epic cover for me and I scraped through the novella roughly to try get rid of as many typos as I could. Then I uploaded it all onto lulu and clicked order.

AND THEN IT CAME IN THE MAIL JUST IN TIME. Two days before Alice's birthday, I got the book.

I was excited. Very excited. MUCH FLAILING HAPPENED, GUYS. I'm sure you can imagine it. xD

Flailing is still happening actually. :P MY BOOK SMELLS WITH THAT 'NEW BOOK' SMELL. I CAN HOLD IT. I CAN HUG IT.

So naturally YOU GUYS GET ALLLL THE PHOTOS NOW. YEEET.
(Once again, thank you SO MUCH Clare for taking such amaaazing photos. <3 <3 <3)





Then we break through the clouds and the light explodes down on us, illuminating a world of white, misty clouds and endless horizons...






I know now. I made my choice a long time ago, and there’s no going back. 
I’m going to help Michayla change the world.



Also, yeah this post has, like, two hundred words and two gazillion photos (closer to 300 words and 10 photos but shhh that's beside the point), but PICTURES TELL A THOUSAND WORDS EACH. So win-win. xD


SO WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO PRINT YOUR BOOK??? (because you tooootally should, guys. Really. )

37 comments:

  1. *screams and flails with you* AHHH IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!! AND DUDE, IT'S EVEN GOT YOUR NAME ON IT AND EVERYTHING, WOW. (I know that's actually quite normal with books to have their author's name on it but, I mean /come on/. That's still really awesome and I'm so happy for you xD)

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    1. YEEEEEET. *allll the screaming and flailing* YAS IT DOES. IT HAS /MY/ NAME ON IT. AND /MY/ WORDS IN IT. ACK. (yes true but this is MY name. XD)

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  2. AHHH IT IS BEAUDZIFUL! *flails wildly* AND THE COVER AND THE SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT *throws green and golden sparkles*
    This is SO GORGEOUS and I definitely will do this when I finish a first draft.
    CONGRATS JANE <333

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    1. YES YES OH MY WORD IT'S SO AMAZING. *flails with you*
      YEET YES YOU MUST. AND I MUST SEE PHOTOS ALSO. <33

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  3. *screams and flails with you* ack all da photos, they're so prettyyyy <33

    I have to actually finish writing my book, but I do eventually want an actual real copy of it. XD That would be so cool. : D

    The ASoG writing adventure was amazing, and thank you for letting me be a part of it. I love every flail-y minute. XD <33

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    1. *screams also* Yaaaas I still can't get over how beautiful they are. <3 <3

      YESSS. Finish that book and then print it out. Lulu actually has super decent pricing too which is super.

      Thank /you/ for being so epic. <3 <3 I was seriously so encouraged by your flailing. xD

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  4. Congrats Jane!!!:) *Hugs you*
    And I will definitely self-publish my book (I just need to figure out how).
    -Quinley

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    1. *hugs you back* Thanks!!!
      Ooh yes yes you should. (technically this isn't self published, it's just printed out in book format for my own use. But yeet you can actually get self published pretty easily using Amazon or Lulu or createspace or any of those sort of things *nods*)

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  5. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *jumps up and down* CONGRATULATIONS!!! XD XD XD
    THAT IS SERIOUSLY SO COOL! YOU HAVE YOUR NAME ON THERE AND EVERYTHING!!! :-D *throws confetti* XD *hands you celebratory pizza*
    Soooo...glad to know I am not the only one who hugs books...;-)
    Hmm, I don't know. I would like to get it printed. I'll have to think about that...;-D
    CONGRATS AGAIN! XD

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    1. EEEEEEEEP. *bounces around in excited circles* THANK YOU, THANK YOU. ^-^
      YES YES GOODNESS IT IS SO. COOL. *flails in confetti and devours pizza* XD
      Haha nope. I hug books too. XP
      Yeet you really should. It's honestly not that expensive to just get one copy printed. Particularly considering the epicness of having your book IN YOUR HANDS.

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    2. *fistbumps* YAY FOR THE BOOK-HUGGERS! XD

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  6. YAY! *squeals and flails* This is super exciting!!! I LOVE THE COVER!!! So awesome. SO AWESOME! I'm so happy for you. This is so cool. *flails forever*
    WOW. Basically, this comment is a very excited, enthusiastic, thrilled comment. XD
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    I would love to print my book once its done, but... I might not be able to. But who knows? Anything might happen.

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    1. *squeals louder* YES ISN'T THE COVER GORGEOUS?? I'm so happy with how it turned out. ^-^
      I LOVE THOSE SORTS OF COMMENTS. Some of the best kinds. XP
      Ooh well if you are able to (it was only about $15 for ASoG) you'll definitely have to tell me. *nods*

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    2. I will be sure to let you know. *makes note-to-self*

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  7. IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL! Lulu is great. An organization published one of my stories thru Lulu this summer and I was so pleased with how it came out.

    Hailey
    www.haileyhudson.wordpress.com

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    1. *hugs book* Yass it isss. <3
      Lulu is SO GOOD. And it's totally affordable and everything. OOH REALLY?? That's super cool.

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  8. EEEEEPPPPP!!!!! So excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!
    So so pretty. Let us know what your sister thinks!!!
    ~Mira

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    1. AAACK YES I'M STILL SO EXCITED!!! ^-^
      Alice absolutely loved it. :D I had to have her open the present as one of the first because I just couldn't hold in my excitement. :P

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  9. OH. MY. GOSH. IT'S. SO. GORGEOUS.

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  10. Aaaaaaaack! I CAN'T BELIVE THIS!!!!!!!!!
    IT IS SOOOOOO EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *Flails* I can't wait to seeeee it in real life! But ack! SO COOl!!!!

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    1. YES, OH MY WORD. *flails* When you come here next you'll definitely have to ooh over it in real life. *nods*

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  11. Oh my goodness!!! It's so pretty!!!! And that cover is *gorgeous*. Alice will love that! I am slightly jealous myself. Congrats to you all! *flailing*

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    1. Isn't it just?? I still can't get over how amazing Clare did. <3 <3
      Thank you!!!

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  12. *sobs* It's so beautiful, Jane! *flails*

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    1. *sobs as well* I knowwww. It looks so pretty sitting in a bookshelf and aaack. *hugs it forever*

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  13. How exciting Jane! Congrats and good job on all that hard work you put in to it! It looks beautiful!

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    1. Thank you!! I'm so excited to hold it in my hands. ^-^

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  14. It's amazing! *Flails* Can I have one? XD (Joking, but seriously if you sell it /please/ tell me where I can buy it xD) I'm so proud of you Jane! (Also, thanks! I needed to find a self-publishing thing.. :D)

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    1. *flails also* Haha okay. Don't worry, I'm sure everyone withing screaming distance would know if I got it published. xP
      You're welcome!! :D

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  15. That is awesome!! And it looks so pretty, too!!! What a super epic surprise for your sister!! Now I want to do the same for my books even though they're not ready yet....lol

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