When the FedEx truck comes and goes and comes and goes
Yesterday afternoon the FedEx truck parked in my driveway. Pulled up the long, winding drive. Sat there, while the kids waited by the door, ready to pounce on whatever he brought. The FedEx guy climbed around in his truck for a while. And then he drove away.
Ten minutes later, he came back. "Fell down next to the door I guess," he said and handed me an envelope.
What do you think it was? My beautiful-wonderful-contract-and-first-half-advance for Violet and the Woof!
I have to celebrate these small moments, because doctors call with test results, toddlers refuse to poo for five days, teens raid the refrigerator right before dinner, baby says his first word, "Da!" when Daddy walks in. Real life takes over. So for a moment, in the midst of life, I'll stop and savor.
How *I* promoted my first book, which may not be how you (or anyone else) would promote anything, but just in case you're an author with a book releases looming and you're thinking, "What the heck do I do?" you can glean inspiration from me.
Today my sweet daughter had a bit of pre-orthodontic tooth removal
Yesterday afternoon the FedEx truck parked in my driveway...
In Bird by Bird Anne Lamott describes publishing as the golden eagle on your credit card that only seems to soar, and she writes, "Almost every single thing you hope publication will do for you is a fantasy."
It does! Like what my husband says his parents said when he was a kid (follow that?) - when you're waiting for the pizza to come and you don't think you can take it one. more. second...
Remember that tantalizing bit of good news? It's now official!
Long gone are the days of paper submissions and eager trips to the mailbox.
Long gone are the days of paper submissions and eager trips to the mailbox. It's electronic everything: Google docs, Dropbox
to the bank! Penny calls me Mama Pig, quite the honor because Peppa Pig is her all-time-favorite YouTube hero.
Here I am signing my first for-real-not-kidding coming in 2017 publishing contract!