18 hours ago
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Psst. I have some news.
Look, over there. My bio, on the right. See something new?
I have an agent!
I've been writing fiction for two years and three months. I've written three young adult novels and I'm currently writing my first middle grade novel.
I've had sleepless nights when my characters wouldn't leave me alone.
I've had days when I've wondered if I was delusional for becoming a writer.
I've had moments when I've been so excited over a plot line I've squealed out loud.
I've studied the art of how to write the perfect query letter until my eyeballs felt numb.
I've gotten rejections. Oh, yes. I can say I have something in common with most New York Times bestselling authors—the rejections!
But one thing I've never done is give up.
I've dreamed about writing this post since I started blogging, wondering if I'd ever write it. I know that that every bad day and every good day has been shared with so many people who've been supportive of me on this journey. And that includes all of you guys too.
So I thank you. Thank you for holding that ladder while I reached for the sky. Don't know if I'll catch me a star, but I won't stop trying.
(And I won't stop holding the ladder for my bloggy friends too.)