Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Are We Really a Month Out?

I'm going to get all mushy here for a sec, so please forgive me.

I can't remember a time when I didn't write, and when I didn't want to be a writer. Friends dreamed of singing on stage, being a movie star, flying to the moon, but I imagined seeing my name on a shelf with all my favorite authors.

In 27 days, that dream comes true.

It's still hard to believe it's real, even though I've seen the pages, read the ARC, talked to the folks at Barnes & Noble and had them tell me they have the posters for my book singing all ready. I've never been a gal for tears, but I might cry when I see my book on the shelves. I know for sure I'll squeal, grab one, hold it to my chest and jump up and down while giggling like a madwoman. My husband should probably hide in the corner and pretend not to know me, but I know he won't. He'll stand there and smile and let me be a lunatic. (There's a strong possibility he'll take pictures, so you'll see for yourselves how silly I can be)

I'm guessing a lot of you out there have this same dream. Some of you may have even had moments when you thought of giving it up. I know I did, but I always fought through it and went back to write, because I could never give that part up.

I'm living proof that dreams do come true. If I can do it, you can do it. Whatever your dream may be.


  1. Congrats to you for keeping your dream alive! You are an inspiration to the rest of us! Greatly looking forward to reading The Shifter, though maybe not as much as you are. LOL.


  2. Congratulations! I will be jumping up and down, giggling, and squealing in spirit. You deserve that moment of lunacy, so revel in it!

  3. I was just thinking the same thing today...WOW..the book comes out VERY soon! I am sooooo excited for you!!!

  4. You inspire me to believe I can achieve the same lifelong dream, Janice.

    I know I'll cry when I hold a published copy of Hel's Bet in my hands.

    The Shifter rocks!

  5. Congratulations!!! I'm looking forward to reading The Shifter.

  6. I'll cry right along with you, Doug :)