I am blessed to have a writing partner. Her name is Elizabeth, but I like to call her Eliza-bless! Last night she wrangled me out my front door and shot a confetti gun into the air to celebrate my first contract with a publisher! Yes, after all the hard work, the rejections, and the rewrites, Glass Page Books is going to publish Unforgettable Roads! And it took a girlfriend, a confetti gun, and acting like silly girls to make it feel real.
The book cover and book jacket summary are at www.glasspagebooks.com under the “Coming Soon” listing. I love love love the cover! Pamela Alexander did a fabulous job capturing the essence of the story in the picture.
If you like the first few chapters of Unforgettable Roads, check out my other book, Gateways at http://amzn.to/KSAlyb . I’m proud to say that it is recieving 5 star reviews from readers.
Another moment of success yesterday was the response of students at my first school visit as a guest author. The kids applauded every time I said something they liked. They asked beautiful questions about my writing, why I chose what I did for the story line, where the story ideas came from. Their teachers had prepared them by reading Gateways in class to them. I sold a few copies and several more students expressed interest in purchasing the book after meeting me.
All around, yesterday was a magnificant day! I hope you find applause in your day, enjoy the company of a friend who would shot confetti into the air at your success, and find the peace of knowing that every little step toward your goals of writing find fruition. Baby steps really do add up!