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  1. Amanda @ Living in Another Language

    January 17th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I wrote a comment but I think it got deleted.

    I just wanted to say a big CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a huge milestone for you Chelsea! Not many people get to say something like that. I can't even wait to see what it's about!

  2. Ashley

    January 17th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    This is so incredibly exciting!! Congrats! I can't wait to see where this journey takes you 🙂

  3. Katie MacDonald

    January 17th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    EEEEE!!! I'm so so SO excited for you! Like jumping up and down excited for you. This is a long time goal of mine as well and I am NO where CLOSE because it is SO SO hard. I'd be happy to put your shop button up on my site, email me the button and I'll get it on up there for you with a shout out. xoxo

  4. amber kanady

    January 17th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    YES!!!! i am SO happy for you! i cannot wait to get my hands on a copy!
    i linked this post to my blog that way i can spread the word and help a sistah out!


  5. Margaret

    January 17th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    That's SO EXCITING!!! Congratulations girl!!

  6. Jenna Griffin

    January 17th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    This is amazing and so exciting! I would love to help promote your book and Etsy shop. I'll be contacting you soon! Congrats!

  7. Rachel

    January 17th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    So awesome! Congrats! I'm thinking of self-publishing because it's cheaper for my book- although I haven't written it yet. You rock!

  8. Asia Reynolds

    January 17th, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I'm proud of you 🙂 I put a few links on my recent post so people can help!

  9. Rachel @ Well Worn Soles

    January 17th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Congrats!! That is a huge accomplishment. I don't think I could string together 66,405 if my life depended on it! 🙂

  10. Emily

    January 17th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    How exciting! Congrats to you on take this huge leap! Best of luck!!

  11. Megan Elizabeth

    January 17th, 2014 at 3:50 pm


  12. Kaysie

    January 17th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    This is on so many bloggers' lists, what an incredible accomplishment! For editing, you may consider a site like ELance or oDesk. You can define the terms of your project, the rates, etc. What company are you publishing through?This is so exciting, congrats on your work, and good luck on funding! 🙂

  13. Cece

    January 17th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    So awesome!!! I'm glad you came out of the novelist closet! It's definitely something to be proud of no matter what happens to the darn thing after you write it. That's what I am telling myself because I am writing a book and I don't know what the heck I'll do with it once it's done. This post gives me one idea!! Best of luck with it. I hope to follow in your footsteps.

  14. Meghan

    January 17th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I would totally love to have you on my blog, because that would be the bomb. Also, I will be checking out your shop! Also also, I give you mad props, that is one of my dreams in life is to write a book!

  15. Caitlin F.

    January 17th, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Congratulations! That is so awesome.

  16. Kate @ Another Clean Slate

    January 17th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Woohoo!!!!! Nice job!

    Let me know if you need a review 🙂

  17. Anonymous

    January 17th, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Congratulations that's so exciting!! You should do a post on the whole process, I would love to hear more about how you chose the publisher and exactly how talking to them and the whole process of getting published worked!

  18. Jordan

    January 17th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    So exciting! Good luck with everything!

  19. Amber Marie

    January 17th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! Way to be brave, and I'm so happy to hear about your success as an author 🙂 As a blog that covers the thrill of book reading and as someone who personally wants to break into the book industry herself, you are more than welcome to share something on my page that would help you out. Email me, and let me know what you are looking for!

  20. Angela V.

    January 17th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Wow!! Congrats, that's freaking amazing!

  21. Rhea D

    January 17th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    congratulations! that's an awesome thing to do! 🙂

  22. Breenah A

    January 17th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    So exciting!!!

  23. Susannah

    January 17th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Wow! How exciting, Chelsea!!! I'd love to hear more about what your book is about!!! 🙂

  24. 17 Perth

    January 17th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Woah!!! Congratulations!! That is amazing and so exciting!

  25. Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often

    January 17th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    What an amazing accomplishment!! You must be so excited!! Congrats!!!

  26. The Lady Okie

    January 17th, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Proud of you for being brave! And it's only January!

  27. AiringMyDirtyLaundry

    January 18th, 2014 at 12:41 am

    That is wonderful! I self-published a book and it was pretty scary but I've had so much support. Congrats to you!

  28. Tiffany Khyla

    January 18th, 2014 at 12:52 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! Those were four awesome words to read. I'm so excited for you, and I can't wait to read it! Good luck with covering costs. I know it will work out for you!

  29. Kaylee

    January 18th, 2014 at 1:13 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I've been wanting to publish a book since I was in the third grade, but it's been far too long and I'm slacking on my dreams. But you're out there doing it! That's so amazing! Good luck with all the costs. I'm so excited to look through all your products and see what will be good for me. Being brave is the best goal to make. You're an inspiration for me and I cannot wait to read your book. 🙂

  30. Marlen

    January 18th, 2014 at 4:28 am

    GAH, that is SO SO exciting!!! you go, that is such a crazy accomplishment 😀

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  31. Jenn @ What You Make It

    January 18th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Wow, congratulations! That is crazy cool. I cannot wait to read you book someday, and be like, I heard about it before it came out : ) I'd love to have you write something for my blog, if you'd like!

  32. Alicia | Jaybird: Home in Motion

    January 18th, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Wow, this is so exciting! What's your novel about? I'll check out your shop and I'm looking forward to reading more.

  33. Elizabeth Lynn

    January 19th, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Congrats!! This is so exciting!!! Writing a novel is on my bucket list but it's so amazing that you've already accomplished this. 🙂 I'll definitely be checking out your shop!

  34. Mary V

    January 19th, 2014 at 6:17 am

    congratulations! i bought something from your shop! and i posted the link on my fb. Cant wait to buy your book!

  35. Tracey

    January 19th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Good luck! You've got to take a risk every so often!

  36. Hallie Oceanside

    January 19th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    That is so so so so so exciting! I am so happy for you, and I cannot wait to read it!

    Keep being Brave girl:)

  37. Rachel Louise

    January 19th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    How exciting!! Well done for being so brave, I know it's not easy to put yourself out there!

    Rachel [at] AMomentInTime.


  38. Anonymous

    January 20th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Oh my goodness lady I am too excited for you! If I need anything I am definitely going to send some business your way and I can't wait to read th book!

  39. The Salty Mess

    January 20th, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I'm excited to see what this book is about. You have a really cute blog. Thanks for the comment you left on my blog, it helped me find you and yours! I will be visiting your ETSY shop now! Email me also if you would like to ever work together because I am highly interested 🙂

  40. Marie

    January 20th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    amazing! best wishes.
    Marie @
    In Our Happy Place

  41. Young and Entertaining

    January 20th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Wow, what an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations!

  42. Kym Fox @ Travel Babbles

    January 20th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    CONGRATS!!! And wishing you the best of luck!! xoxoxo

  43. Helene in Between

    January 20th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Ummm this is amazing!!! congrats!! this is huge!!

  44. Krysten Gautreaux

    January 20th, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Holy cow that's amazing! And I have to say I'm a little jealous. I've been participating in NaNoWriMo since 2008 and every year I say it's going to be the year I do something with my words. And then I chicken out.

    I need to follow your lead and BE BRAVE.

    Maybe I'll review your book on my blog one day 😉

  45. Ashley

    January 21st, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Wow, congrats! That is amazing that you wrote a book. That must have been so much work. And you shouldn't be afraid of what other people think because how many of them wrote a book? Way to go!

  46. Neja Ribnikarr

    January 21st, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Oh O am so happy for you! That's one of mine wishes, to write a book, it must feel amazing!

  47. Jessica Cai

    January 21st, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Wow, congratulations on being published!! Also visited your site–tons of cute things 🙂 I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other–please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back!


    xo Jess

  48. The Happy Type

    January 21st, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Congratulations on your book!!!! I will definitely send you some twitter love to help out! Way to take risks and put yourself out there.

  49. Samantha @ Elah Tree

    January 22nd, 2014 at 12:14 am

    That's fantastic! Congrats!

  50. Beka

    January 22nd, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Yay!!! That's so awesome and I know it'll be great.

  51. Denise

    January 22nd, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Amazing! Congratulations! That is seriously such a big accomplishment and you should be so proud!

  52. Karly Kim

    January 22nd, 2014 at 5:55 am

    1000000000x yes!!!! So proud and happy for you!! Would love to help promote you any way I can. Love you!

  53. Z @ Kicking Kilos

    January 22nd, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I have wanted to write too. I am thrilled that you took the 'plunge'. Good luck!

  54. Akshara Vivekananthan

    January 22nd, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Congratulations! Being brave is all about what 2014 is about. I for one can't wait to see your published book in full form. Kudos for chasing your dream!

  55. Cheryl van den Berg

    January 22nd, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Congrats to you, Chelsea. That is very brave, indeed. Kudos to you for writing 66,405 words and then publishing them! I will definitely share this post on my Twitter now to help you get those sales to get closer to this goal! (@Ohtobeamuse)

    Please vote for me in this WWDMagic contest–you can vote today even if you already voted before!

  56. Rachel

    January 22nd, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Wow!! How exciting–and very, very brave! Good for you–I know that is a long and difficult endeavor, but one that you will always be proud that you accomplished!

  57. Kelly

    January 23rd, 2014 at 2:42 am

    That is phenomenal Chelsea, congratulations my love!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  58. Treasure Tromp

    January 23rd, 2014 at 5:14 am

    SO INCREDIBLE!!! congratulations, Chelsea. this is an amazing accomplishment. so proud!

  59. Areeba

    January 23rd, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Congratulations!! Cheers for you, a brave heart!

  60. Sybil Brun

    January 23rd, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Congrats, I'd be happy to share this for you! : )

  61. Erin

    January 23rd, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Well I was away when all this happened so I just had to go back and fill myself in. You are AMAZING! You go girl. See this is exactly what I mean by my envy post today. Way to rock it out. I wish you so much luck in all of this 🙂

  62. ilene @ muchloveilly

    January 23rd, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    you go, girl! i am so excited for you and cannot wait to read it. 🙂

  63. Allexis

    January 23rd, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is HUGE Chelsea! Good luck with everything and keep us posted on when it'll be available!!


  64. Rach @ This Italian Family

    January 23rd, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Congratulations, girl! This is awesome! Good for you for chasing your dreams! 🙂

  65. Allyssa

    January 24th, 2014 at 12:10 am

    What amazing news this is! Congratulations! I'm your newest follower, by the way. I'm super excited for your book. I'm a book-reader, so I'll be sure to purchase your book when it comes out! What a blessing 🙂

  66. Caroline

    January 24th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! You are an inspiration. There is nothing so gratifying in this world than following your dreams, and watching yourself succeed. Cannot wait to read it!

  67. Shane Prather

    January 25th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    This must feel so surreal! Congrats girl, super excited for you!!!

  68. Kristan B

    January 27th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I'll be sharing on my blog this week! Congratulations!

  69. Alicia Hanley

    January 27th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    That is so awesome!!! If you email me the html to your shop button I'd be happy to post it on my blog sidebar!

  70. Holly Gilbert

    January 29th, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Wow! Congrats, congrats, congrats! I know hard it is to put yourself out there! It is such a big step! I will definitely share a link to your shop! And I can't wait to read your book once it's published! So exciting!

  71. Lisette

    January 29th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Wow! This is so exciting! Congratulations and best of luck to you!

  72. J is for Jessica

    January 31st, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    That's awesome! Deep down that's my dream-to be a writer of words, to publish books. Ever since I was a little girl, so I get this excitement and how this must feel! Congrats to you!

  73. Rachel

    February 4th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! what an amazing feeling that must be! I can't wait to hear updates, and read all about your successes!

  74. Beth Rowland

    February 6th, 2014 at 4:32 am

    So exciting!!! In the words of Mrs. Roosevelt "Do one thing that scares you everyday". 🙂

  75. Jen

    February 6th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Wow, that's huge! Congratulations on your bravery and risk-taking, that must be exhilarating (as much as it is terrifying, haha). I'm excited to hear more about your novel! 🙂

  76. Chelsea Olivia

    February 24th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    CONGRAAAATS! That is so awesome!! I would love to read your book:)

  77. Christina Warren

    February 26th, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    This is incredible. I am so excited and hope I can help!

  78. Shane Prather

    July 22nd, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I know I am a tad belated, but this is SO awesome! May have to put that bad boy on my Kindle for my long flights this weekend 🙂

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