Sometimes good things happen in life, and there’s an instant realization of success. When you get up to the counter at DMV, and the clerks commends your ability to follow directions, come prepared with all forms of I.D. and you get your new license without hassle, you leave with an understanding that you deserve your success, and drive away without ever considering your accomplishment again. But then, there are those instances when, no matter how long you’ve prepared or how much effort you’ve exerted, you simply cannot fathom good faith being bestowed upon you. This is exactly how I felt after learning that, after nearly two years of revisions, query letters, and rejections, someone finally wanted to publish my book.
I received the email midweek. I was neck deep in work tasks, and nearly missed the correspondence as I sifted through requests for my day job. I remember reading four or five times, searching for signs of spam or phishing, before I sent it off to my husband to peruse. Had there not been a 12 page contract attached, I may have deleted it; what a mistake that could have been!
After hubby gave “Congrats” and I replied to the original message, I was introduced to my Editor in Chief who assured me that my shock was normal, but it was all REAL! And today, I could not be more pleased to announce that my book Guardian House now has an official cover. And once again, I’m rejoicing with the now-common phrase, “It’s really happening!”