I won’t bury the lead: my first novel, The Rooms Are Filled, will be published in spring 2014.
I am quite—quite—excited, not least of all because my dream of publishing a book is going to come true. After a lot of hard work, yes, but still—it’s dreamy and I feel lucky.
I signed the contract last Saturday, and I have lots to say about the publishing industry and what I did and how I went about it. I planned to say most of it for this post.
But then I remembered one of the best pieces of advice I’ve read about this whole process: Celebrate every milestone.
Usually, as soon as I reach one milestone, I tend to look toward the next goal (or, in the case of my current To-Do list as far as this book goes, the next 1,000).
This time, because this milestone is one–and a big one–of a series that collectively spell out my L*I*F*E D*R*E*A*M, I’m going to take that advice and relish a bit longer–and share the news with you all, those who read my writing of their own volition. You are here because you choose to be. Thanks for sticking with me.