A little picture recap for all those of you who are new here, which is about 1400 people.
November 11, 2009: I sign with the most fabulous Michelle Andelman.
February, 24, 2010: My debut novel sells to the amazing editor Anica Rissi at Simon Pulse.
In the ensuing months, I help organize an online writing conference,
edit my novel, change the title, get the cover image,
receive ARCs,see my book go up for preorder online, make a new author website, a dedicated novel website, and think, sleep, eat, dream marketing ideas with my
November 5, 2010: I receive word that my YA novel will be cross-promoted in the adult catalog at Simon & Schuster. I don't think life can get any better.
I am wrong. Here're some hints...
How about now?
Guess, you know you want to...
It's not just food, people.
One last chance...
November 8, 2010: Possession sells in France. That's right! Michel Lafon (who will also publish Alyson Noel's and Ally Carter's books) will be publishing Possession in French--and the French Canadian market.
Later that day, I cry. And it's the good kind. The thankful kind. The holy-cow-how-did-I-get-so-lucky-and-wow-I'm-overwhelmed kind. And I think I want some of these:
So my message to you today is to be thankful for wherever you are in the process. Just starting. In the middle. Almost there. Wherever. You'll never be in this exact spot again. Enjoy it.
Look back over the last year. How far have you come? Have you been thankful for the journey?