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.