I am so happy and excited! Or at least, I would be if I wasn’t so tired!
Trying to hold down a demanding full time job and write a book is so hard! All I want to do is write, but after I get home from work all I want to do is lay on the sofa and watch Parks and Recreation.
Tomorrow I get to be a published author. Somebody took my book seriously enough to offer to publish it and the sequels that follow it. They didn’t have to – they weren’t being kind. They thought it had potential to sell. They thought I had potential, and that’s not something that I get told very often.
I don’t expect that my book will sell that many copies – I’m not exactly best seller material, after all. I do hope that I make the company a profit so that it repays their trust in me, and that they keep wanting to publish my books in the future. I like the idea of being able to call myself a real author.
I’ve written fan fiction before now, and lengthy stuff too, regularly hitting over 80000 words on stories that have got some great reviews. I’ve self published some contemporary short stories under the name Eleanor Bennett (and made some – a few – alright, four – sales!). Tomorrow, though, will be the first time that I’ll think of myself as a writer.
I think tomorrow is going to be a really great day.