Friday, February 22, 2008

Secrets, Grins and Dreams

I've got a secret. Well, maybe it's not a huge secret. But the way I feel about it? Now that's a secret. Really. I'm sure it's ...um, or not. No, now that I think about it, it's probably no secret how I feel about my not-so-secret secret.

Sigh.

And I'd thought I was keeping mum.

For anyone who hasn't seen me bouncing around like a child who's waiting for Santa, I'll let you in on what's apparently the least well-kept secret around. I've got a book coming out next week and I'm over the moon about it. Really, really, jumping up and down excited. Almost sleepless over the news, to tell the truth.

Why? Well, there's some measure of excitement with every publication, at least for me. I'm thrilled by the idea that I get to share my thoughts and ideas with readers. It just makes me happy. So whether I've got a story coming out in a magazine or journal or anywhere else, I'm tickled during the countdown to publication days. Just one of those grinning fools, I suppose.
But this particular book has me grinning so broadly my face hurts. I kid you not, that's the honest truth. Last night I grinned myself to sleep. :)

Oh, right -- you're still waiting for the why to be answered, aren't you? Oops! Sorry! I'm thrilled over this release because it's my first mystery. That's right! A mystery! I love mysteries, and to think that one of mine is coming out is enought to -- there, it's happening again. The uncontrollable, unstoppable grin is back in place.

When I was a child I loved mysteries, loved figuring things out and solving puzzles. Now that I'm an adult I still love them. Maybe more so, even. I've always been intrigued by the idea that someone, somewhere, is behind every mystery or puzzle. Someone dreamed up the mystery for us to solve, and I've always marveled at the making of the mystery.

My upcoming release is the realization of a dream in that I've finally become part of the group I've always admired, those who provide the puzzles that need solving.

Realizing a dream is a good reason to grin, I guess. Thanks for being here to share this moment with me. But beware. Next Friday is the day before my book comes out...I could be singing by then and that, I assure you, could get scary. Maybe you'd best bring earmuffs!

Have a great weekend!

6 comments:

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on your first mystery! You have the right to be smiling. I can't wait to read it. What's the title and where will it be available?

margaret blake said...

Congratulations, Sarita, and good luck with your new book. Do post a blurb and the title!

Kind regards, Margaret.

Debbie Wallace said...

I'm grinning from ear to ear and it's not even MY book! I know the feeling Sarita. Congratulations on your first mystery.

Anonymous said...

I'm smiling too!! I cannot wait to read this book. It has been hard not to count the days until it's release!!

Good luck with this. I know it is going to be wonderful!!

Pam :)

Anonymous said...

I just saw the cover and it is so pretty. No wonder you're psyched about this! I would be too.

Congrats!

Sue

Sarita Leone said...

Now I'm really smiling too wide for comfort! You all have made me feel wonderful, thank you. I can feel everyone's good wishes and support. :)

Vineyard Mambo will be available from Whiskey Creek Press starting next Saturday. I've posted the gorgeous cover over on my blog. Jinger did an amazing job with it. I couldn't be more thrilled by the whole project!

A mystery? Me? I was Nancy Drew's biggest fan when I was a kid! I still love watching the old movies on late night television. Great cars and clothes, and Nancy always solves the mystery.

Have a great weekend!