Saturday, June 20, 2009

Look Ma, I made a book.

Today the lovely Federal Express guy delivered MY BOOK! Actually I didn't see him make the delivery so I really have no idea if he was lovely or ugly, but that is neither here nor there. The important thing is that the delivery was made.

Some jumping up and down was required. This is very exciting. Of course it would be more exciting if I had written a book that an editor thought worthy of paying me for, but sometimes you can't have it all. Instead I will settle for this wonderfully delightful book that I paid someone to print up for me.


Here is the cover of the book. Of course I had to put my screaming face on the cover. I love my title "Paparazzi Pat Perpetuates Pigskin Passion." It combines my love for all things alliteration with my love for BYU football. I think it has a certain ring to it, if I do say so myself. The subtitle says "Documented proof that I belong in an institution for the stalkerly insane." How appropriate is that?


Look how cool it turned out?


Now I have something new to bore all my friends and family with. Wahoo!
This is one of my favorite pages, although I did not get a very good picture of it. I think you can get the general idea of how fun to have all my crazy BYU hat pictures on one page.

The whole thing was beyond addicting. Sadly I have already noticed some things I wish I had done differently, but overall it will be a treasure. And since I am the one I made it for, I won't care that much.

I have wondered though about the cycle I am creating. First I wrote a bunch of blog posts about BYU football. Then I took the posts from my blog and put them in a book. Now I am blogging about the book. I am sensing an unending cycle here. Kind of silly, I suppose. But enjoyable none the less.

I made this book using blurb.com. It was really easy, although I would recommend watching the introductory tutorial. I loved the way it sucked all my posts and pictures in from my blog. Now that I have the important stuff published, perhaps I should go back and publish all the stuff about my kids.

So now you must all treat me with the respect a published author deserves, even if I am screaming all the time. He He He.

10 comments:

Shawna said...

That is way cool! I can't wait to see it in person.

Jen said...

You're my idol.

(Does that make me stalker-ish?)

Sue Q said...

See, it would be even cooler if you had a second copy that you could offer in a momentous giveaway! Then I would comment a million times and post it on my blog, all for the slim chance of having you on my coffee table. Or Postum table. But I would settle for a scanned copy of that page of all your screaming faces!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Jen you are very stalkerish.

Sue you are hilarious. I would never imagine that anyone would want one of these books. Hmmmm I may have to take your idea into consideration. I will get to work on the scanning.

Shawna, just wait until tomorrow because you better believe I will have it at church. I might even pass it around during gospel doctrine so no one notices my lack of preparation.

April said...

LOLOLOL!!!! You win in the stalking division! And now a book to support it...oh my! hehehe!

Smart Helm said...

I'm so glad it fulfilled all ur dreams and more :-)

I'm excited to see it at church!

T said...

what a FUN idea - I want to have a book now... (yep, I'm the copycat... I'm okay with that!)

Kris said...

Wow, I feel unworthy to be the sister of a published author

KRis

Marjorie said...

Ma looked! Ma liked what she saw! Good job little hampster chick. You gotta teach me how to do it too!

Eliza said...

That is so awesome! I can't wait to see it. You are so cool to have your own book. Will you take that with you to the football firesides from now on?