Monday, August 25, 2008
In the wake of my sale to Pocket, I'm finding it odd to let go of my old mindset. I spent years researching agents, writing up queries, keeping track of everything, sending out partials, and pitching at conferences. I still feel like I need to sell myself and my work and that I'm not doing enough. It's surreal after all that time to switch gears and leave that mentality behind. I know as a published author I'll have to sell myself and my work to readers -- there is so much to consider and do in that area. And I'm excited and ready to share my imagination with others. It's just a weird place I find myself in -- leaving one stage behind and immersing myself in another. And don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I love being where I'm at! I have a great agent, and an awesome editor and publisher. My books have a home. And I'm so happy you could pinch me a million times and I wouldn't feel a thing. I'm settling in and getting used to this new stage of my writer's journey. Maybe part of it, too, is that I'm still in disbelief! I think once I see my cover for the first time, it will really sink in that this is all for real.