Happy Birthday, to me!
This February, I was offered a contract on my first novel by a small press publishing house. While I didn’t feel the non-negotiable contract was in my best favor, I did decline the opportunity.
However, I am so thrilled to say that on this day, my 36th birthday, I have reached a level of storytelling that someone was willing to invest in. I have moved from a place of wondering about the quality of my work to knowing that I have the ability to write a clear story, with an engaging plot, a mess of colorful characters, delivered through realistic dialogue.
While I could have said ‘yes’ and had my first book in my hands this December, I am willing to wait for the right deal to come along that is in my favor as well as the publisher’s.
What an awesome birthday present!!
(Me and my bestie and writing bud, Christine Edwards)