Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wow, what a year!

In a few weeks, just before Thanksgiving actually, I'll be celebrating the one year anniversary of accepting my first book contract.

I can hardly believe how awesome this last year has been since that momentous event. It was a contract for a short with Lyrical Press, FOODIE'S GUIDE TO KITCHEN MAGIC. Since then, my writing has kinda taken off and it's been a crazy, happy, frenetic, insane ride.

I went into 2009 with a one goal: get a full length novel published by an e-publisher. In my mind, I determined that that was the direction I needed to take to start a successful writing career. That goal was met when my first novel WINNER TAKE ALL was accepted by Desert Breeze Publishing in April.

At that moment, I had a huge number of rejection letters and a handful of contracts for shorts.

Nothing to do but power on and learn the craft of writing. There's so much to learn. So much to absorb. So much I didn't know I didn't know.

And I'm still learning. Still getting better.

That's exciting to me.

I can't wait to see what happens in 2010, but I do know this. My first full length paranormal novel releases in January THE ART OF FANG SHUI and I'm beyond excited about it.

Where will I be this time next year? The sky's the limit.

Happy writing.


robynl said...

congrats on the novel release in Jan. and on the upcoming 1 yr. anniversary.

Nancy J. Parra said...

Congrats!! Sounds like you are working hard and creating opportunities. You go!

SiNn said...

congrats on ur anni and your new releases cant wait to read them

Melissa said...

Fang Shui - gotta love that title! Congrats and keep on, keepin' on!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Thanks everyone. Thanks for dropping by :-)