May 5, 2005

Fat and Happy

OMG Baby has some BACK. Four pounds on this tour so far. GARGLE! When get home, swimsuit season will JUST be beginning!
Me: GAHHHHHHHHHH WHY LORD WHY?
Lord: Um, the chocolate you keep eating? Maybe the wine? It's not like this is a mystery, child, remember the seven deadlies? Gluttony?
Me: ...Can I please have a better metabolism?
Lord: How about having less dessert.
Me: DONE PRAYING FOR TODAY, THANKS.

On the bright-side, this is, as of yesterday, the giant butt of a best-selling novelist. LA! LA LA LA! There are industry standards you have to meet to be able to call yourself or your book certain things, and yesterday, gods MET THE SET that = Best selling. It is now a BEST SELLING NOVEL. Who do we like? BOOK SENSE! Who do we ALSO like? INGRAM'S! Who do we NOT LIKE???

Kevin Guilfoile. OFTEN we LIKE people who write suspenseful, entertaining books, but KEVIN lost fifteen pounds while touring, and I am ONE BY ONE finding them for him. So. Go buy his book -- he needs the money so he can purchase BUTTERED BACON and eat it and take the dern things back.

I have to go SQUEEZE the butt (which is about to, yes, become a separate entity with its own social security number) into a skirt that FIT WHEN I LEFT and run sign books. BEST SELLING books.

Love,
Best selling author of the best selling book gods in Alabama which is best selling which you should go buy so I can get some GYM EQUIPMENT

Posted by joshilyn at May 5, 2005 10:18 AM
Comments

hurray! hurray! hurray!

congrats on being BEST SELLING

I am gonna be proud to have a first edition someday, I just know it.

And, well, look at finding Kevin's pounds as your communitiy service project for this book tour.

Posted by: corrie at May 5, 2005 10:46 AM

O congrats to thee, thou best selling author of a best seller.

Posted by: Aimee at May 5, 2005 10:47 AM

I got my copy of the bestseller in the mail yesterday. And it is signed by the bestselling author. SO EXCITING!

Posted by: laura at May 5, 2005 11:44 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!

Posted by: Heather at May 5, 2005 3:17 PM

SO. NOT. SURPRISED. Thrilled for you, of course, but not surprised. Because it's THAT GOOD, Tulip! Congratulations!

Also, do you know there is a HUGE full page ad for gods in People Magazine this week? The "Most Beautiful" issue, no less? I think that means that YOU are the most beautiful best-selling novelist. Four pounds be damned! ;)

Posted by: Amy at May 5, 2005 3:32 PM

I am thrilled for you, Joshilyn, and not one BIT surprised. Way to go!!!

Carolyn

Posted by: Carolyn H at May 5, 2005 3:40 PM

You're a star, Joshilyn! YAY YOU! :o)

Posted by: Martha O'Connor at May 5, 2005 4:28 PM

A commercial! Oprah is on and all the sudden I heard words that sounded awfully familiar. You have a commercial! I'm sure you know, but wow! I haven't been checking in as much as I could (computer addict recovering), but I don't recall seeing you mention this. How awesome for you!!! It was on channel 2 (I live not too far from Joshilyn...)

Posted by: AGK at May 5, 2005 4:47 PM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Posted by: Linda D. at May 5, 2005 6:45 PM

I am SO not surprised! This is one of the fabu booksellers you RAVED about in Montgomery (not the owner person, the worker bee) - the place that was smart enough to get you right outta the gate!

Congrats, Joshilyn! Is your Mama just proud as all get out?

Posted by: bamabookie at May 5, 2005 9:38 PM

You know it's the chips don't you ;)

Posted by: Kitty at May 6, 2005 6:40 AM

Congratulations!! Now will you please come to California and sign our copies of your fabulous best-selling book?

Posted by: Marilyn at May 6, 2005 11:07 AM

I second that! Get your butt to California! Pretty please, with Splenda on top for the butt-conscious. :)

Posted by: Eighmee at May 8, 2005 2:48 AM

Congrats on being a bestselling author - I can't wait to read it!

Posted by: Charity Triplett at May 9, 2005 10:04 PM