Way back when (ok not so long ago, less than a year actually) I started this blog. Its purpose was to build my social media platform as I embarked on a journey. A journey where every single day teaches me something new and every keyboard stroke brings me one step closer to my goal.
If you’ve been with me from day one, then you already know what it is I’m referring to. My dream of seeing my thoughts and ideas in print.
In one year I’ve learned so much about what it what it takes to make such a dream a reality, and a lot of it can be extremely disheartening. The easiest part of the entire process is writing the book, if you can believe that. The difficult part is getting those pages to a publishing company. There’s a ton of steps in between and each of them has the potential to go no further.
Yet I’m a stubborn guinea with a yearning desire to follow this crazy idea of mine through to the end, and once I’ve set my sights on something, I don’t stop until I’ve achieved my goal (That’s the part where you should feel sorry for my husband).
I’ve learned how to start a blog, write posts, share things on Facebook, and tweet (well, sort of). The one thing I can say is that I’m having a great time with it all. Am I making progress? If you consider 47 twitter followers in one year progress, than yes. My numbers are a little better with Facebook but the blog has become my most popular profile, which is fine by me.
I’ve learned how to fail, but I’ve also learned to succeed, which brings me to the purpose of this post.
I am thrilled to say that I’ve signed with an agent! Yes, you read that correctly…A year of reading, writing, searching, investigating, and blogging has paid off because as of right now I am represented by someone whom I hope to develop a long, prosperous relationship with.
In the next two weeks I will send her the entire manuscript for editing and I am hoping that by spring she’s ready to submit it to publishing companies.
I plan on introducing and providing links to other cozy mystery authors going forward.
I’ve waited months and months to write this post, and I guess it’s true what they say. Sometimes the waiting pays off.