Monday, June 30, 2014

MY ARCS! MY ARCS! MY ARCS!!!*

Folding laundry, my husband brings up a heavy package. Ordered more books? I didn't-- but gifts of the bookish sort would not be a shock for a bookworm like me. Still, no birthday on the horizon... I opened it up and......


My advance review copies. Not final. Subject to changes. But undeniably, unequivocally my book.**

Today, I got to hold my book in my hands.

I got to feel it's heft between my fingers.

I rifled through the pages and saw the copyright, the chapters---not glaring white on a screen or bound in a manuscript, but in its very own bookish form.

How does that feel?

It feels humbling, surreal, and you know what? It feels amazing! I'm sharing this because I know how many of you have been my support and I know some of you have told me that sharing my journey is inspiring you to begin or continue you're own. To those who have been so supportive, thank you!! And if you're still scared to write that first sentence: Go for it. Do it. Sometimes dreams come true.***

*Title may be subject to revision for more eloquence at a later date. Right now? Just. Happy. 

** For more information about it you can check it out on goodreads here and you can pre-order it here if you'd like!

*** squee!!!

14 comments:

Sana Parvayz said...

Wow, these are so pretty. Congrats for the arc publications.

P.S. Can I get one of the arc please......?

Aisha said...

Thanks Sana!!! I only have six at the moment... :( But hopefully will get more in the future :)

Affu said...

Congrats! Can't wait to read it. I need the signature one so please keep me in the loop.

Reem Faruqi said...

these look great! enjoy holding it and reading it! I LOVE the cover again; it looks like a book you can pick up at the airport (I love books at the airport stalls)!!

Susan Jett said...

AWESOME!!! SO cool--and just as pretty as the pre-photos made that cover look!
Oh, I can't wait to read this! Have to go see if I can finagle a copy out of my sis-in-law!
So happy for you, this is so exciting!

Aisha said...

Thanks Affu! Absolutely would be honored to give you a signed copy iA :)

Reem, thanks so much!!!!! That is HUGE praise :)

Susan- awesome!!!! Please keep me posted on how that goes! :)

deepbluesea said...

Wow mashaAllah so incredibly happy for you..the cover looks great and definitely eye catching. I've been following your blog for years and you're such an inspiration to Pakistani Muslim girls in America :) Is there anyway to get an advanced copy of your novel?
Ramadan Mubarak and may allah swt bless your family with peace, health & happiness. ameen.

Zame Khan said...

Congratulations Aisha!!

Aisha said...

Deep Blue Sea! I hope to do an ARC giveaway at some point when I get more copies so please stay tuned!!! :) And thank you for being such a longtime reader and supporter, it means the world :)

Zame, thanks so much!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Aisha!! I love the cover :-) Natalie

Aisha said...

Thanks so much Natalie!

Mohammed Shamma said...

Congratulations! This is awesome. ;-)

Fifi Islaih said...

Ahh!! I can feel your excitement through this post!! Congratulations!!

nina said...

Congratulations Aisha! I can't wait for your book to be out! Love the cover :)

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