I’m going to be a published author.
Yep. You read that correctly. I recently accepted an offer of publication by Wandering in the Words Press, an indie publisher.
How excited am I, you ask?
Let’s review the events of the day in question from the moment I received the news. It went a little something like this:
1) I screamed
2) I danced
3) I sang
4) I cried
5) Repeated 1-4
All kidding aside, this is something I’ve worked toward most of my life. Someone once asked me what kind of legacy I wanted to leave for my children. My answer then is the same as it is now: I want to be the example of what hard work and persistence can achieve, and that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
When I began to write as a child, it was a reflection of my favorite books and authors. I dreamed that one day others like myself would read my work. Now, over thirty years later, that dream is coming to fruition. People, places and plots traipse through my mind on a daily basis and need to come out on paper before they start to seep from my ears. I can’t stop the words from flowing out of my brain and into characters and settings that need to be brought to life.
In approximately six months, people are going to be reading my debut, young adult paranormal romance, Haunting, and will be judging it on its merit. I’m simultaneously excited and terrified. The adventure has only just begun. There is a lot to accomplish over the next six months. So, I better get going and get started. I invite you to strap in and hang on. I hope you will all follow me as we go through this together.