Every month, my local RWA chapter passes out milestone recognition awards. A silk rose for an agent/editor request, chocolate for rejections and a charm bracelet for the first sale. A cute little charm is added for every subsequent sale.
Welp, I finally, finally got my first sale bracelet yesterday! Squee!
I know it’s just a bracelet and I could probably find one for $5 somewhere online, but it isn’t about the bracelet itself—it’s about what it represents. Six years of blood, sweat and tears. Six years of obsessing over plot points, character arcs and sentence structure. Six years of wondering if it’d ever pay off, or if I was just kidding myself.
Don’t get me wrong, I still have tons to learn about writing, the business, everything, but my bracelet is there to remind me that I can do it.
Good news! The second novella is done and ready to send to my agent! Woot! And I just found out the first novella, The Accidental Countess, will be released June 2013! So keep your eye out for that.
Also Brenna Aubrey is over at her agent’s blog with some fun tips on how to whip your NaNoWriMo draft into shape! If you have time, check it out:
And Jennifer Haymore is giving away copies of A Season of Seduction over at her blog! Fun all around and just in time for Xmas!
The first piece of good news for the day is…its FRIDAY! Thank. God. This week has just crawled by. I’m looking forward to the weekend and my local RWA chapter meeting, which is on Sunday. I always come home exhausted, but inspired and ready to write. I’m hoping to get a lot of work done on the book this weekend, so wish me luck.
As one of my favorite authors, Anne Stuart, often says, “Nothing but good times ahead!”