Wow.

Seriously you guys? Yesterday was bananas. Just look at this!
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Your pre-orders made me the #1 best selling Home Decorating book on Amazon yesterday (and still today) not only was I in the Top 100,  I was the 44th best-selling book ON ALL OF AMAZON. What the what??? ME? A giant, huge thank you to all that bought the book.

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Writing (and producing) a book feels impossible at the start. I spent many a day thinking “I’m never going to get this done. EVER. It’s impossible”.  But like most other tough things in life, if you focus on little parts you soon start to see the whole come together and it gives you a map to completion. Deadlines help too to scare the bejeezus out of you and hold you accountable. I still won’t believe this is done and real until I hold a physical copy in my hands, but yesterday has me believing a bit more.  So thank you.

70 Responses to “Wow.”

  1. Becky says:

    Bravo, well deserved. Can’t wait to read it.

  2. Liza Miller says:

    You beat Domino! That’s just a testament to how awesome you are :) Definitely well deserved.

  3. Sally says:

    Congratulations! Enjoy the wonderful news!

  4. Megan C says:

    #19 on hot new releases list!

  5. Wow is right — congratulations, Erin!

  6. lisabeth says:

    congrats…well deserved!

  7. Lisa says:

    Congratulations Erin! So excited for you! I’ve been following you since the Boston Globe Mag article a few years ago and am so happy to see your success!

  8. Mary says:

    LOVE everything about you. You’ve influenced my personal style, my home decor and most importantly my heart. Keep going. As long as you share, I will follow.

  9. Mary says:

    So happy! I just ordered today so maybe I’ll keep your streak going :) I feel like ordering your book is a simple nod to say THANK YOU for all of the content you’ve shared with me on the blog over the years. Not to mention, I’m sure it’s going to be a great read! Congratulations – enjoy this!!

  10. Ann says:

    Giving birth to a book is a lot like giving birth to a baby! Lots of labor and joy! You’ll be all set for that real one coming soon I’m sure!

  11. hey you..what the whahaat is right. you so rock..now spend a wee moment actually feeling this. i dare you!

  12. Erin says:

    You’re amazing, Erin! A huge well deserved congrats to you!

  13. jillian says:

    wow! congrats!!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  14. Angela says:

    You deserve this! Enjoy the moment.

  15. Kathleen says:

    Could this lead to a line of Erin Gates home furnishings? Thinking I should buy stock in leopard textiles. ;-)

  16. Fabulous in every way! Ride the wave & enjoy every minute of it. Then give yourself some much-deserved ME time!
    Yesterday’s BDC event with you & Tilton Fenwick was great! So exciting to be with you when your book hit #1!

  17. Kristin says:

    Having read your blog everyday for the last 5 years – I cannot wait to get this book in the mail! Congratulations on the book and thank you for being such a design inspiration! Hoping there’s a stop in CA for your book signings :)

  18. super congrats, Erin! I was one of those pre-orders :))

  19. Robyn says:

    I ordered two copies and can’t wait until October. Thinking of getting a few more (is it too early to shop for Christmas presents?!). Cheers to you!

  20. Eileen K says:

    Well deserved! You are appreciated on so many levels. Thank you for staying so real, so humble and so open. You give me hope for humanity! :) Can’t wait to get my copy!

  21. Lynn says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to get my copy:) I’ve never commented before, but have enjoyed your posts and inspiration. Keep them coming!

  22. Jillian says:

    Perfect reminder to go pre-order my copy! And thanks again for the fab spin class Saturday morning!

  23. Jessica says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to your new book! Hope you can make it to Kansas City sometime for a signing!

  24. GP says:

    Good for you – you deserve it. To many more successes and accomplishments. You are a breath of fresh air!

  25. Susan says:

    Do you have any plans to make a Kindle version? That would be amazing…. :)

  26. Shawna says:

    Congratulations, you deserve it! I have enjoyed your blog from the beginning and am looking forward to your book!

  27. deb says:

    congrats– hard word always pays off! –the parking lot stalker (just jk)!

  28. I am excited for your book to come out! Where will you be going for your book tour? I hope you come down south at some point

  29. sarah says:

    bravo, lady! you rock. hope you come to NYC on your book tour – would love to meet you and tell you how awesome you are in person!

  30. Alissa says:

    Congratulations!!!! You deserve yesterday’s success and more! Can’t wait to read the book. Hoping you’ll come to Scottsdale, Arizona, on your book tour … Woohoo!

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    Enjoy very second of this wonderful success! You deserve it, I’m so happy for you.

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  39. Sara says:

    So excited for my copy!!! So well deserved. So happy for you and your awesome, amazing blog and beautiful book. Yay Erin!!!!

  40. congratulations erin!!!!

  41. Karena says:

    Much deserved Erin!! I know it will be a huge success!
    xoxo
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    The Arts by Karena

  42. Deanna says:

    Congratulations!! Got my order in yesterday and eagerly anticipating October 7th!

  43. marisa says:

    Congratulations! well-deserved. Can’t wait to see it!

  44. Maggie says:

    Yes, girl. I have said for years you are one of the very few bloggers that takes what they do with some seriousness and approaches it as if you were an editor – with fully rounded out concepts, thoughts of the reader, professional content, consistency (! – how many bloggers “burn out” and turn off for a while? So annoying) and originality. You really are the real deal. Tip of the hat to you and your success! Can’t wait to see my copy in person.

  45. Victoria says:

    You are welcome! I can’t wait to get it in October and read it!

  46. so excited to read the book Erin, I’ve been excited since day 1! I looove the cover, it will proudly grace my coffee table for all to see!!

  47. sketch42blog says:

    You are an amazing woman! Congrats!!!