Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Wrote A Book Didn't I?!


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Remember basically most of 2014 when I barely updated this blog and I was pretty absent on everything and stuff? Yeah? I was writing a book. For the lols I kept it quiet so that you would think I was a giant lazy-arse and then announced it last week.



I jest (although I do know some of you thought I was a lazy arse, you little minxes). I wrote the book and decided to keep it quiet until every last word was written and I could feel confident that I had done my part in the process. I tell you, there were a LOT of times I nearly gave up!!

As well as the video I uploaded to my YouTube channel, here are some things I have learnt about writing a book. I hope you can laugh with me as I silently cry on the inside haha.

This video tells you alllll about the book, what it's about and sneak peaks of the pages! Woohoo!

1. Writing a book is HARD. I poured myself into the writing of this book and so after I had finished a big chunk I would feel mentally exhausted and have big snoozes. I found 1 part typing, 2 parts snooze to be the best formula.

2. Seize motivation! I felt like I wrote the best parts of the book when I was rreeeaallly in the mood, as opposed to having to meet a deadline and so if inspiration struck, I grabbed it. Once I was at an airport with Matt and Darcy and was like, 'OMG MATT! I need to write! So he very willingly took Darcy on an hour long adventure round the departures lounge, duty free and corridors so I could type away like a crazy woman until we were called to board our flight'.

3. You need help and lots of it. There are lots of people that have made this book as special as it is but the person who has personally been my biggest support is Matt. He was always very understanding of how much time it took to make this happen and was always on hand to take care of Darcy or cook me meals because he knew I'd forget to make anything. Even though we have now moved from married to just friends, he has always been so invested in this project and I'm very grateful.

4. I worry more than I thought. It worked like this- we decided on the chapters, I was given a word limit, the publishers let me write the chapter how I wanted, I emailed it off, they fixed my appalling spelling and grammar errors, I re-read and approved and voila, a book is written. In that process though, every single time I sent off a chapter (so 18 whole times), I worried that I my writing was rubbish or that the editors who have read far better things would laugh at my work. I still am a little worried to be honest haha.

5. Still worrying. I also worry a LOT that the people who buy the book might not like it. Deep down I know it's great and it's a fun, interesting, helpful read but I think because I poured so much of my heart and soul into it, if they don't like the book I'll feel a bit like they don't like my heart and soul. Does that make sense? It's mad because obviously I'm so excited to launch this into the world but I'm also painfully afraid too. Nerves. They'll get ya.

6. Pride. I have often felt proud of things in my life (buying my first home, delivering my sweet Daughter, learning to drive, managing to not burn oven pizza) and this is another one of them. A big one. A big, big one. I may have had a few little happy cries over this if I'm very honest. 

So, if you would like to pre-order the book, please please do. Every pre-oder really helps give an indicator to how well the book is being received and calms my worried soul that it won't be a total flop haha! The book comes out physically July 2nd and between now and then there will be a lorra lorra lot more blog posts and videos on it because I have loved this like you would a baby and I want to share it as much as possible with you! 


Pre-Order on Amazon - http://amzn.to/1ClRFqU
Pre-Order on WHSmith - http://bit.ly/1FkHxzH
Pre-Order on Waterstones- http://bit.ly/1DIZc9g


If the embedded version of the video is not showing up, click HERE to be taken directly to it. 

I hope you are as excited as I am!

Toodlepip!

xx

81 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your book, Louise! I wish you all of the best <3

    Liesl
    www.pretty-random-things.com

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  2. Ahh I'm so excited for you!!!! Congratulations darling!!! 😘

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  3. I watched the video the other day, and I'm so product and excited for you! I can't wait to add your book to my lovely youtube book collection yay! ^_^

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  4. SO exciting! (And mildly arousing WAIT NEVER MIND.) Super happy for you, it's going to be so exciting seeing your book in bookstores! :)

    Kirsten | kirstenlearns.com

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  5. Congratulations! :)
    Don't be too nervous - even though I guess that's part of the experience!

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  6. Very excited to read it! Nerves are of course natural but I'm sure it'll be amazing :)
    Lucy xoxo

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  7. Oh Louise I'm super excited for your book! I've always throughly enjoyed reading your blog because you have such a passionate writing style that makes me smile! I'm sure all the worrying will pay off and people will love it ❤️

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  8. Congratulations, and all of the best!

    Great post, it was very sweet and is a joy to view and read :)

    Grace from

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  9. This is amazing Louise, congratulations! Can't wait to see what you've produced, you deserve to be proud! :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. This is so exciting! Congratulations, Louise! I can understand being worried. It's a bit like saying to everyone,"This is my soul! Do you like it?"

    -Adele

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  11. So proud of you Louise! I'm wondering if your book will be translated to other languages? greetings from Poland :)

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  12. Congratulations on your book, how exciting yet nerve wracking it must be to let this out into the world ! I hope that you're not worrying too much though, the words have now been approved and I've been reading your blog for a long time now and have no doubts that this will be fantastic ! Look at how far you've come ! Well done you !

    xo, Charlie
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  13. SO excited to read it !!

    Holly x

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  14. Secretly I don't want to pre-order as I will be on holiday in the UK a few days after the book comes out and would love to buy it there, but will check if the webshops ship to my country!

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  15. Omg I can't wait to buy this. Its a huge thing to accomplish congratulations!

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  16. I'm going to buy it as soon as I have the money to, I am really exited, congratulations!

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  17. Going to pre-order tonight! My friend kindly gave me a waterstones git card o £5, but with yours, Carries, Dan & Phils & other books I want to read that £5 isn't going to save me much! (But every little counts these days!)
    So happy you got to write your book Louise, Its a dream of mine to have my own book too, and so Louise your living my dream right now! Also I hope you have lots of fun with Darcy later!

    Emma | emmaandout.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I'm really excited for you Louise. I've watched you blossom so much through your videos & blog and it's honestly such a joy :) I'll definitely be preordering your book x

    Erin // beingerin.com

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  19. Oh Louise, we did know you were writing a book! Heehee! You will feel so accomplished to have it finished I'm sure. X

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  20. Yay! Makes me smile that you're so humble about your abilities and talents, that you share with the internet community everyday. Can't wait to walk into a bookstore and see it on the shelf. I will then no doubt return home (new book in hand) to curl up in bed with a cup of "insert tummy warming beverage here" and have just as many loud laughs as when I watch your videos.
    All the best for the future!
    Riley xo

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  21. Congratulations Louise!! I am so proud of you your doing amazing! I can't imagine how proud Darcy will be when she grows up and realizes how amazing her mum has done! Can't wait to get the book! Xx
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  22. So happy for you Louise!

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  23. Congratulations! It's my dream to get a book published, so I think it's fantastic news Louise
    It sounds like you have really poured your heart and soul into it
    *Applauds*
    x Tink Jayne x

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  24. Sounds great! I'll definitely look for that when it comes out! Also can't wait to see what the cover looks like!

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  25. Congratulations Louise! Can't wait to read it.

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  26. Well done! I can't wait to read it.
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

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  27. I am so excited and proud. Congratulations and I can't wait to read it :) xx

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  28. THIS IS SO EXCITING!!! Well done!! Can't wait to read it.


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  29. I can't wait to read your book, Louise! You're one of my favorite youtubers and I'm so proud of what you've accomplished:)

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  30. I've pre-ordered Louise! Good luck! xx

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  31. Congrats on the book! I published my first book on Amazon almost three years ago, and it was an exhausting process, that's still not actually complete. I removed it because it wasn't as good as it absolutely could be. After I finished, I wanted nothing more than to take a vacation.

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  32. I was soooo excited I when I found out that you were bringing a book out i am so going to get it when it comes out i might even pre-order because I am so excited. ps. Well Done Louise like writing a book is hard i have tried and every time given up.

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  33. I have pre-ordered your book and am so excited for it to get here. Congrats! I know it is going to be great. I really enjoy and look forward to all of your videos, tweets, blog posts and every where else we are lucky to run into more Sprinkles of Glitter. Thank you for sharing your life with us and blessing us with your joy and laughter! Keep up the great work and know that we are here loving and supporting you!

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  34. Hey Lou! I was wondering if you have any book signing events planned? I absolutely plan on getting the book anyway but what would make it a million times more special would be the opportunity to meet you!�� If you're thinking about it please come to Dublin because I know there are so many Irish fans who would be so excited about it. If there won't be any book signings in Ireland though I'll just preorder it now! ��

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  35. You should be very proud of all the hard work you've put into writing a book. I mean hello, how crazy awesome is that? A real book! Please don't worry about anyones expectations, I am very sure what you've created is wonderful and lovely. You did the best you can, so there won't be anything to complain about. I wonder if I'll ever have the strength to get something this big done. Thank you for being the best you! ♥

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  36. This is so exciting! As an avid reader of your blog for years I'm so excited to read your book…..eeek!

    Amelia Rose | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger x

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  37. You know what would be even better than reading this book? Listening to you read it to me in an audio book!

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  38. Congratulations! X

    Alisha x
    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. I'm so pleased that you've had this opportunity Louise. You truly deserve it! Also I just wanted to say that the respect you show for Matt is really inspiring. You make a wonderful parenting team x

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  40. Congrats on the book! I just recently started keeping up with your blog, but I'm really happy to have found it :)

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  41. Congratulation for your book! I can't wait to read it, if there is one youtuber book that I am going to read, it's gonna be yours! I am so proud to be a Sprinklerinos! You're such an inspiration! Congratulation, once again!!
    xx
    Jennifer | Pretty as Summer

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  42. I'm really excited about your book Louise! I cannot wait to go pick it up!! :)
    xx
    Kenzie
    Behindhazeleyes06.blogspot.com

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  43. Congratulations! I am so excited to get my hands on this and read it, it looks amazing :D
    xoxo

    www.randomindistilling.blogspot.com

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  44. I can't wait to get the book - I love Louise so much

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  45. Ha no way!! Congrats, look forward to reading!!! <3 <3 <3

    PLEASE CHECK OUT MY BLOG HERE! EVERYONE :) <3

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  46. That's amazing Louise! I can't wait to read it <3

    wishuponthatstarx.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. I'm really excited to read your book Louise! :D

    -Crystal
    http://crystallizeddaisies.blogspot.com

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  48. omg louise I love the video wasn't expecting a book at all! its amazing how far you have come. I remember even back in 2012 when you and zoe and the gang were just really getting into it and I love that you all didn't change

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  49. CONGRATULATIONS LOUISE! I am ever so proud of you and everything you've accomplished so far, I'm sure the book will be hilarious, insightful and wonderful (like yourself). There seems to be nothing you can't do x
    Liberty:) - Fashionable F00d Blog

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  50. This is a massive deal and you should be super duper proud of yourself.
    Most people who buy the book will absolutely LOVE it so don't you worry about that!
    I have already pre-ordered my copy. Roll on July.

    xxx

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  51. I am soooo excited to read your book, seeing as every one of your blog post make my day, Well Done you 😘

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  52. Congrats Louise! Can't wait to read your book, i think it will be amazing <3
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  53. You can definitely be really proud of yourself for completing such a challenging project! Really excited to see the final product :)

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  54. I think it's even better that you put your heart and soul into even if you have the negative feedback because no matter what, it's always something you can be proud of and love.
    xx,
    India
    http://bows-and-buttons.blogspot.com/

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  55. Congrats on the book! Don't worry I'm sure its amazing just like you ;).

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  56. Imagine how proud your mother is in heaven! Not to bring up a sore subject but I bet she's beaming! Congratulations! I can't wait to add your book to the reading nook I'm going to put in!! So so happy for you!
    Princesstuffy.blogspot.com

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  57. Just in time for my birthday on July 19th! I'm so excited to see your work, I know you have poured your heart and soul into it. I'm so proud of you, fellow Louise ;) xx

    be-ryllium.blogspot.co.nz

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  58. Congrats on the book, Louise! I'm so proud of you and I'm truly interested in reading your book. Wish you so much love and success! ❤️
    - ieyra | babysoulz

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  59. omg Congratulations Louise!!!

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

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  60. Good on you girl. All very proud of you and supporting you 100%.

    Book launch party ahoy?!

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  61. Awh the book comes out on my birthday! congrats louise! x

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  62. so excited for this

    check out my newest post
    xx
    Tyana
    cityofglitter.com

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  63. I feel like this book will just be cover to cover feelgood cheerfulness! Well done, Louise, I edited my friends' book as she was writing it and she was completely focused on the book
    everyday she was writing it. Nothing else could interrupt once she'd started!! :-)
    But it came out as a really great book!
    It just goes to show that creativity shouldn't be denied - embrace it when it strikes!! :-)
    Bobbyanne
    xxxx
    promisingbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  64. I'm so exited for this! I'm sure it's going to be fab x

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  65. Awh the book comes out on my birthday! congrats louise! x

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  66. I'm so excited to read this book and have been ever since you hinted about it during your Louise Live show! That's almost 5 months!!!

    Beth x
    comealongbeth.blogpsot.co.uk

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  67. Yay! Amazing! Yours is one book I really can't wait to read. I've preordered it and hopefully I will forget it's coming so that when it pops on my doormat it will be like a little present from me to future me!

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  68. Yay!! Congratulations! I actually think I'll buy this book, I love books with personal touches to them. And of course it'll support one of my favorite bloggers. That's so exciting!

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  69. Congratulations Louise - very excited for you.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  70. Congratulations Louise, you must feel so proud. What a great achievement!! I can't wait to have a read, and I bet from your cheery personality it's going to be a real feel good book :) Well done! xx

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  71. I loved your blog for ages and I just recently started a one by myself so if you wouldn't mind, could you check it? Thank you xx rachelbellebeauty.blogspot.com.es

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  72. thats amazing!!! Congratulations Louise!!

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  73. I've got the date saved on my calendar on my phone!!! Can't WAIT! X

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  74. Yay Louise! Congratulations! I'm very happy for you and this latest adventure. All the best! =)

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  75. Well done!!! Very happy for you

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  76. I can't wait to get your book. it sounds and looks gorgeous already just from watching your video about it :D

    Ayre

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