Saturday, May 5, 2012
Her Nowhere... My Novel is Published
My novel, the thing I've worked at for two years - writing, editing, writing, editing, - published this morning.
Then, I gathered baseball uniforms to wash and made cookies to give out to players after the game. I wiped a nose, checked a boo boo, watched my son sit at the breakfast table and sulk because he didn't want to eat the French toast dad made. It was really good French toast, but this boy is stubborn against eggs.
I posted on Facebook that I'd published my novel, asked friends and family to support me. Not an easy thing for me to do.
Then, I burned a batch of cookies while I was on the phone, ordering a screen door for the house. And I watched my big kids play cards, knowing I'd asked them the clean their bathrooms and rooms and they were avoiding the task.
I began this blog post, then had to stop to make lunch and make my bed and shower. Little Bear promptly climbed in my bed and unmade it— created instead a fort of pillows. I hit my funny bone and OUCH! I checked Facebook and teared up... my family and friends rock!
I went back and read this post from October 10, 2010, when I finished the last chapter. It was a rough draft, but the story had found its way to the end.
I love this book. I really do. I've worked hard to create something I hope will touch and move and resonate with you. But, to be honest, this is a wee bit scary, putting myself out there like this.
If you buy it (it's only 99 cents right now), and if you like it, please let me know. I want to know. And I would be most honored if you would take the time to share it with a friend and write a review on Amazon.
You can find it here.