I still can’t believe I got a book deal. (Check out this post for more information.) I don’t mean that metaphorically. I honestly sometimes sit here and don’t actually believe that it happened. That it is happening.
One thing I want to say to all the writers out there trying to get published, trying to get an agent, trying to finish a novel:
Don’t. Give. Up.
I mean it. And believe me—I know what it feels like to hear that from an author who’s getting published. “Yeah, well, that’s all well and good and easy for you to say. You have a book deal.”
But there’s a reason I sometimes still don’t believe it’s true:
Truth #1: I almost gave up.
Truth #2: SECOND CHANCE RANCH is, actually, my second book deal. (Though SHY GIRL AND SHY GUY will still be my first published book.) (more…)