So these are my two novels. The one on the left is complete the one on the right, I am still working with my editor. But I can proudly say that the editing is about 80 percent complete.
My editor Victoria Mixon is an incredible mentor and person. I don't know where I'd be as a writer without meeting her two years ago.
I blurred out the info that is why you see a smudge underneath my titles. Was going to post it like that and then realized that I have no control of who might view my blog.
Anywho, I often daydream of the after. After I get signed with an agent, after she/he matches me with a publisher, after I am published. . . etc. . . .
I look at my friend here, Nicky Sparks. Okay so he's not really my friend but I've met him a few times on different book signings.
Incase you didn't know who he was, he's written many wonderful books, The Notebook being my favorite of all. (I think we make a good couple don't you think? Although my hair is a bit crazy)
I have gone to countless book signings for his books and I have stood there in the line wondering what it must be like to be in his shoes. Here I am with my dear friend Lori who tells me everytime we talk that she promises to be the person who clears people away from me when I do my book signings. My own personal protector. Hee Hee. Below are some of the books that were made into movies.
I listed these because they were four of my favorites. I have read all of his books and I wish they had made The Guardian and A bend in the Road and The Wedding (which is a continuation of the notebook) into movies as well.
Every time I send another query out to an agent I wonder will this be the day, will this be the agent. Honestly, although I marvel at Nicholas Spark's success, I don't care if I ever reach that level of fame, I would just want to see my book in every bookstore in America.
I have this fantasy that I will email everyone I know and ask them to take photos of themselves with my book at a different Barnes & Noble in every state until I have the entire USA mapped out and I'm going to make a scrapbook of them. Okay, so I wouldn't mind some fame if it happend to come along with it but if not, I'll be happy too. (Not that I haven't practiced speaking to Robin Roberts on GMA before about my book, but that's another fantasy.) This would be My legacy.
I am waiting until I find the right agent to represent me. I don't want to self publish. And if I can help it will not unless I am desperate and there are no agents left for me to hope for.
I want to be published becuase it will establish me as a "professional writer". Anyone can pay for something. But doing that, I might never receive my own validation, to be told by someone in the literary profession that I have earned the right to confess to the world that yes I am a writer. I am a published author.
If and when I find an agent soon I will be quick to post about it. Will let you all know my 28 followers. Thank you for following me by the way. I feel supported already just knowing your following my blog. Only I wish I had some more comments. Come on people!