Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge is due to be released March 1st or at least that was what we were told. Imagine my excitement when I awoke this morning to an email sharing the news that it is now available online at Amazon. I'm actually a real, published author. I'm still in a little shocked disbelief, especially since I haven't even seen a copy of the book. I know they are out there and there have been sightings. But I'm still waiting, and waiting, and WAITING! for my author copies to arrive. The suspense is killing me.Okay, maybe I wont die, but I'm certainly not getting much done as I spend my time looking down the driveway hoping to catch a glimpse of a big brown truck. The experience emotionally feels a lot like waiting for each of the kids to be born -- waiting for months was fine, but these last few days are torture! The more I think about it the less patience I have. I have no idea when the book will actually arrive. I just know it will be soon. The distributor didn't give any kind of notice or tracking. The first member of our group received hers on Tuesday. She lives in Maryland and the books are shipping from New Jersey, so it makes sense. It typically takes a week for a package to cross the country, so most likely us west coast girls wont get ours until next week. I know I shouldn't get my hopes up. But I really don't want to wait that long. How can anyone expect me to wait the whole weekend. It's just not right. I really do need to find something to distract myself. But... Maybe, just maybe, that next rubble sound I hear will be him. With my book!