Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Mildly Disappointed

I want to thank everyone for their kind words of support and love on the passing of my dear friend. Your kindness was so appreciated. I felt the love and the prayers. Thank you.

In light of my friend’s passing, life’s little disappointments really have been put in perspective. I still feel a bit disappointed but not as much as I would have a week ago.

When I spoke to the people at BookSurge in November, I was supposed to get my actual book this week. I called today and someone there dropped the ball or told me the wrong information. They are expediting the process but now I won’t get the final copy until next week. This means once I've approved it, it will take another five to ten days for it to be launched on Amazon. I know that doesn’t sound bad, but if I didn’t ask for this rush, it wouldn’t be ready for Christmas. I’m still not sure if it will be. As soon as I know, I’ll let pass on the information.

The worst part is that my personal copies that I ordered won’t be ready for two to three weeks, which means I won’t have them by Christmas. So, I’m disappointed. I was assured that won’t be the case for those who order directly from Amazon when the book becomes available. It’s the regular shipping schedules. Funny, I have to wait longer to get my own books.

I’ve waited a long time for this and it’s just around the corner (but not as close I had thought). It’s really okay because in the scope of life’s bigger issues this is a small annoyance.

© Nadine Zawacki 2008

19 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Death does have a way of putting all things in perspective doesn't it. Too bad we don't remember that day in and day out about everything.

One thing you know for sure, Nadine. God has His perfect timing!!!
Susan

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

You are a remarkable woman with such wisdom and strength. I can understand the disappointment at anticipating such an exciting journey... but you put everything into such perfect perspective. This just means that we'll be even more excited when your book is actually HERE!!

I continue my prayers for you at this sad time...

palmtreefanatic said...

in moments like these I feel God Tests our patience;) and Reminds us its not OUR timing but HIS!
I suppose it feels like forever away but as fast as time goes it will be here tomorrow! So exciting!

Dawn said...

I always love it when someone gives out erroneous information! Not!

I'm sorry it's going to be delayed, but what a great thing to have it so close!

Christina said...

That stinks that it is not ready, but I am so happy for you that it is going to happen. I can't wait. Just post the info. and I will go to my favorite place to buy my copy. You know Amazon.com.

Dawn said...

Isn't it amazing that the last few miles of a long journey seem the longest???

My finger is poised over the buy button... just let me know when to push it!

Blessings!

a woman who is said...

Perspective always helps.

You always choose the right one.

Love you much, and I am so very sorry for the loss of your friend.

Scarlet said...

Your attitude inspires me...that everything will happen in due time.

I know you're a bit disappointed because...well, who doesn't want their own book in their hands before Amazon??

I'm still excited because soon enough I'll be reading a wonderful and exciting story by a wonderful and exciting woman. :)

Kate said...

I know I haven't been around lately...sorry for that. I have to pull myself together and get with the program.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend, I pray your mourning turns to rejoicing soon.

Life is a bit disappointing at times, hang in there.

I was thinking...have you thought about creating some business type cards with your book information and maybe print the arrival date on it...kind of like a gift card/book card. Maybe you could pass them out too for further support of the purchas of the book...just a thought.

Kellan said...

I'm so sorry about you friend and I 'm sorry about this disappointing delay on your book. I know you must be anxious and it would be nice if you had your copies before Christmas, but people will still be excited to get a copy, no matter when.

Have a good day - Kellan

Monica said...

I'm sorry about the delay with the book...it is ironic that you'll be "the last" to have it in hand...

(sigh)

redeemed diva said...

wow! you've accomplished writing a book and it's in publishing stages. That's incredible. Most people die with their books still written in their heads. Even though it's midly disappointing, it's still a great accomplishment!

jennifer said...

Bless your heart. Of course you are disappointed. But I agree with what Susan said, God has His perfect timing!! I like the way you are keeping your chin up!

elizabeth embracing life said...

I love what one of your commenters wrote about the journey being hardest when approaching the end. I know that God has His plan and timing in this process and you have just a few more stairs in the journey. And then flllllllp. As the fresh pages are turned.

Marla said...

I am so sorry to read about the loss of your friend. Only with God's strength do we make it through these very tough times. I miss my husband so much, I just keep praying for comfort and strength. Without faith I am not so sure I would make it through this! I am sure you are anxious about our book, it must be so exciting for you!

CC said...

HUUUUUGGGSSS!

Madison Richards said...

I'm so glad you posted an update because I've been wondering what was up with the release!!

Ten years from now when the movie is making millions you won't care that it took two or three extra weeks to get those first few copies!! :)

Love,
Madison

Shadraq said...

Scope Schmope. It's still disappointing.

(Hug)

Demara said...

I'm so excited for you!