YESSSSSSSSSSS!!! I have a book contract!
I am very excited, if you couldn’t tell. I just received a book contract. I’ve been walking around on cloud nine for the last few days. I didn’t really believe that it would happen, and maybe I still don’t.
I had a great time celebrating with my family. We are all so happy. It’s wonderful to be surrounded by those who love you and are happy when you are happy.
But then reality set in. I had ten days to get marketing ideas, a cover blurb, a synopsis, study questions, pictures I wanted in the book and a bibliography – along with hard copies of the copyright page and the quoted page to the editor. They also wanted a hard copy of the manuscript and an electronic one. Oh, I forgot, my picture for the book jacket also.
I felt a huge relief to have that done, but I am still so jazzed I can hardly stand it. I’ve worked for years to get to this point. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family. They are wonderful. Also, my critique groups ‘kick me up the side of the head’ when I need it. I’d NEVER be to this point without them. (Plus, several of us have book contracts and we are soooooooooooo thrilled for each other)
Okay, here’s my message for the day: IF I CAN DO THIS, ANYONE CAN. I know from my writing groups that I’m not the most talented writer in the world. The thing that I am is a hard worker. If you work hard, you’ll get there, too. So, here’s to you and your success. May it be as great as mine!