Friday, September 6, 2013

Too long!

It has obviously been too long since I've written or updated anything on my blog, because I honestly didn't recognize the page when I pulled it up! I can't remember having changed this background, but I must say, I LOVE it! Sunflowers make me happy, and who doesn't need that?

So, some of you may know that I have received a book deal from Clean Teen Publishing. It has been a couple of weeks now, and OH MY WORD! It is so exciting. I've been trying to sell a book for five years. Practicing my craft, writing, re-writing... I can't even tell you how many versions of query letters I've sent out for a variety of books, only to receive rejection after rejection. There were days when I thought it would never happen, but then I remember that most authors try and try and try... sometimes for years, before they are picked up.

With this publisher, I just happened to see that a ton of my writer friends had liked them on facebook, so I checked them out. I really liked what I saw, and thought, what the hell, I'll send them my query. I never expected anything to happen. Truly.

What they say is true. NEVER give up. Keep trying. Keep working. Keep writing!

We've been working on edits, covers, my website, this blog etc... There is so much to do, and I am so grateful CTP is doing all of it. They are a super fun bunch of women, so patient, so kind, so freakin' awesome. I feel blessed to be a part of it all. And you know what's funny? I feel like I fit right in, like I've always been friends with these people, like we've all known each other for years. Crazy stuff. It makes it feel right though. Meant to be, or something.

Yes, I'm still dealing with Lyme disease. I may until I die. I just don't know, but I am not letting it be an issue. I work around it. I do what I can, for as long as I can, until I need to lie down and rest, which I do frequently. Which is all the more reason why I am so grateful for all that CTP is doing for me. They are going to set up the whole blog tour, do all the promotional stuff (with my help of course) but they do the brunt of that work. And all I have to do is write.

I'm working on a sequel now. Pretty exciting stuff.

My book that is being published should come out this month on Amazon. It's called Reluctant Guardian. Look for it!!

8 comments:

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...
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Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

That's exciting news about your book. I'm sorry about the Lyme disease. Take care.

Chuck said...

Melissa, awesome stuff that you are getting published! Kudos to you.

Glad to hear the lyme is not getting you too down. The background on your blog IS very cool. Should make you happy to look at it.

Keep writing!!

Melody Valadez said...

So cool! Congratulations!!

Fran said...

Sounds very exciting, and such a boost after trying so hard. Well done!

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