Have you noticed I've been mostly ignoring my blog lately?
Hmm...you didn't? Well, that hurts my feelings a little. (But not really, I promise. I've developed mighty thick skin in the past few months.)
Well, I haven't been writing much because it turns out, when I'm trying to come to a Big Decision about Something Very Important, I retreat into my own private hell of uncertainty, from which I have trouble exiting for anything other than chocolate or wine.
And there was a Very Big Decision to be made...but now I've made it!
I'm excited to share here that I'll be publishing my first book, tentatively titled How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, with MuseItUp Publishing! It's a small, mostly-online house, and is the perfect fit for my little tale of life post-zombie-apocalypse.
I signed the contract Thursday night, and I'm super excited to be a new face on their team.
Seriously, people. I AM SO EXCITED. It's not an exaggeration for once.
It's funny. I didn't grow up wanting to be a writer. I wanted to be (in order): a fireman, a paleontologist, a doctor, an actor, and a lawyer. Seriously - it wasn't until I majored in English that I even began to think about writing , and even then, it was more of a way of evading the "Do you want to teach" question that I was asked ALL THE TIME (teaching being the only useful thing to do with an English degree, I guess). My answer was always, "Nah, I'd be a terrible teacher. I guess I'll just have to be a writer."
It was a joke, right? I had ideas for books all the time, but the idea of actually writing one? It was too silly to even contemplate.
But then. Then I started writing.
And I learned that wow! This is what I want to be when I grow up. This is my dream.
And this week I took a major step forward towards realizing my dreams.
So, thanks to everyone who stops by this blog - your support means millions. Thanks to my family (especially Charles and my mom) for all your help! Please, keep it up if you can - this is going to be one hell of a journey for me, I'm sure.
And thanks to the lovely people at Muse, for giving me a chance! I'll make the most of it! I promise!
(Now we can resume normalcy here at the blog. Book review, musings on life and writing, whatever else catches my fantasy - who knows where we'll go together next!)