Today is Kristin Rae’s first blogfest! If you haven’t joined in the fun I suggest you put off whatever blog post you were going to write and dive in on the fun. Check the other entries out after you read mine!
Letters to your future published self.
I’ll admit, at first I thought what the heck am I going to write about then I decided to just run with it. So here we go… I will not apologize for what’s said (because I don’t know what I said).
So you did it! Congrats! Sending Book Two vibes!
It was quite the journey wasn’t it? Not easy by any means. In fact there was no way it could have been if you were dealing with me. My constant need to stop writing for a minute and finish a chapter of my latest FAVORITE book had to get under your nerves. Oh, not to mention spending WAY too much time on baby name websites because the main characters name was off just a little. You were right we should have stuck with Bob & Mary until the end. We would have saved time.
I’m not apologizing if that’s what you think. Everything happens for a reason. You’re agented, published, and a rock star now. It means I did the right thing. I think we might have gone through one to many cartons of Ben & Jerry’s but we were supporting our dreams and a cry fest without ice cream is just ludicrous.
Actually now rethinking all the crap we went through I think we should be apologizing to the hubs. He watched as each rejection rolled in and didn’t always roll of our shoulders. Some of them were some hard hits, and he sweetly allowed us to watch far too many episodes of Sex & the City. I thank him for that.
So it’s been fun. Who knew writing would be such a wild ride. I can’t believe we originally thought it’d be as easy as writing a book and sending it out. Joke was on us. How many did you end up writing before you got one published? Yeah… a lot. They weren’t kidding when they said to do your research. We were a little slow on the uptake weren’t we? Sending out crappy work to critique partners asking them to make sense of shit on paper and what was really sad is that they were sweet enough to do so. We were insanely lucky.
Geniuses. That’s what we are. You keep doing what you’re doing, obviously it worked.
Catch you at your next signing,