After exhibiting extreme self-discipline waiting until the contract was signed before I shared the news with you, my moment is finally here.
In the past year I received 20 agent rejections, 12 publisher rejections, 6 partial request, 2 full requests and one cancelled contract. I was beginning to think I had more chance at winning the lottery than getting a book published by a traditional publisher. But persistence pays off.
I wish to announce my middle grade novel, Dogsled Dreams will be released in February, 2011 by 4RV Publishing!
Soon I'll be starting the process of working with the editor, making revisions and doing rewrites. I'll be researching and working on marketing and book promotion. And I'll be learning how Canadian taxes work with an American publisher.
Then it won't be long until my next moment - holding my debut novel in my hands. But for now, I'm celebrating.
I'm shakin' my bon bon in the middle of the grocery store. I'm wearing glitter, toe socks and enormous hats. I'm buying six new books. I'm doing the Mambo No.5 across the inconvenient beaver dam that has appeared on my hiking trail. I'm singing "I like to move it, move it" at the top of my voice as I drive. And of course, there's brownies...