where Stephen suggests we take a moment and re-introduce ourselves to the world.
In years past, I typically spent the last few minutes before I dropped off to sleep fantasizing about…well, just…stuff, really. Making up little dramas in my head, motivating a dream, you might say. But I never imagined myself to be a writer.
Then an idea wriggled into my brain one day in 2010, inspired by a song, and from that moment on, I was obsessed. I wrote an outline, a first draft, really, handwritten in a notebook. Then I typed it out, titled it The Mistaken, got busy revising, did all the things a writer was supposed to do if she wanted to get published, like find critique partners, set up a blog, query widely, and make a book trailer (thanks to Carrie Butler!)
I suffered a lot of rejection, but I never gave up. I learned instead, from other writers, authors, agents, whoever had a bit of advice. I read it and I took it. And then I found a home for my book, at Sapphire Star Publishing. It’s not exactly what I thought it would be, but I’m making steady progress.
In the mean time, I’m still working as an interior designer, barely, but I also took a job as a book editor with my publisher. So, that’s me…
Who are you? Please, re-introduce yourself!
Also today, I’m over at Maine Words where Marcy Hatch is conducting a little interview. We’d both love it if you’d drop on by and leave a comment.
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Finally, last Monday, a book blogger posted a review of my book on Goodreads and Amazon, with pictures and everything, at least on Goodreads.
Now, I’ve had my share of good reviews, but this one knocked it out of the park.
I’m thinking she liked it. Check it out and tell me what you think. She even made a pretty picture with a quote from my book.
Pretty cool, huh?