Monday, March 15, 2010

Dear USPS

Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please tell me you did not lose the 150 + pages of edited proofs I mailed to my editor last week.

Please.

Pretty please?

UPDATE: It would appear the Mail Fairies decided I'd learned my no-other-copy and no-delivery-confirmation lesson, and the manuscript has magically arrived on my adorable, wonderful editor's desk. I love happy endings, don't you?

29 comments:

Tina said...

I feel ill.

Book Addict Girl said...

OH NOES!!! I hope they didn't. Can't you call and have them track it?

*crosses fingers*

Valerie said...

Oh no! I hope they turn up soon!

Candyland said...

CRAP! Here's to wishful thinking.

Falen said...

ugh. that just sucks. i don't even like to think about it. Blegh

Tracy said...

Sadly, this happens more than just occasionally, and yet USPS keeps hiking their prices. Grrrr @ them!

Keeping my fingers crossed, maybe your package isn't lost , it just decided to be fashionably late.

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laura Pauling said...

Atleast you can print it out and send it again, right?

Lisa said...

Yeesh! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

elissa said...

*crosses fingers*

so scary.

Abby Stevens said...

Oh my. That totally sounds like something that would happen to me. Hope it just turns out to be slightly delayed.

Maybe next time you can make a copy before you send it off? :-(

Kiersten White said...

Yes, and this is the worst part: for the first time ever I didn't get delivery confirmation. AND I didn't make a copy.

Lesson LEARNED. Now please, mail fairies, now that I've learned my lesson, DELIVER THE MANUSCRIPT! I promise I've changed! I'll never do it again!

Rachel said...

I've had a few experiences like this. The bad news is they probably lost it. The good news it may very well turn up in about 3 weeks, so you might just have to sit tight for a while and hope for the best. So sorry!

The agony! The stress!! (Hey, you could funnel that into a new story.)

Doreen McGettigan said...

Scary; very scary..but glad there was a happy ending!!

Renee Collins said...

Whew! You had me worried for a minute there. :)

Piedmont Writer said...

Wow I'll take that lesson you learned and keep it for my own. Thank God it all came out okay.

Rhonda said...

Sigh...glad I didn't read this until the "happy ending" had been added. My heart was beating out of my chest before I read the final part. Lesson learned for me as well. Copy everything and, obviously, don't trust the USPS*.

*My apologies to anyone who works there but my neighbors and I have to play a fun game of "exchange the misdelivered mail" at least 2-3 times a week. Oh, and let's not even mention the fact that at least twice now I've had someone's porn subscription delivered to my office. I work as a church secretary. Looking at the name/address before ripping open a package? Is another lesson I learned after tearing into a copy of 'Hustler' in front of the Pastor one day.

Krista V. (the former Krista G.) said...

Glad everything worked out, Kiersten.

Linda G. said...

I am so glad I didn't read this until you added your happy ending! Even vicariously, this kind of thing makes me sweat. So glad it worked out. :)

Dominique said...

Yay for happy endings and good news. :)

Kristi said...

SO glad I didn't read this until the Mail Fairies let you off the hook! *Phew*

Lily Robinson said...

No other copy? Seriously? Do I sense a panic attack? Glad it turned up!

Claire Dawn said...

This is the beauty of Japan. The Postal Service is absolutely impeccable. There's a lot of crap out her that's archaic, but the Post Office (which is also a bank and an insurance company) is fantastic!

Kiersten White said...

Maybe I'll start sending them by way of Japan?

Also, Rhonda, you made me laugh! Yeah, maybe you should have a word with the post office...

In their defense, I've only ever had issues when sending things to New York...hrm.

Rhandi said...

Oh dear, Kiersten- I am happy for that red update, phew! Just a note to say that I LOVE reading your blog and I miss you and your fun self! You rock, I will be around in May and I hope that we can get together. Maybe a walk up to the Yogurt Shack for old time sake.

Whirlochre said...

Phew.

Dara said...

I'm glad there's a happy ending to this!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Oh, wow. I'm glad it made it!!

Stephanie L. McGee said...

I'm so glad it got there. I can't imagine the stress and craziness this would cause.