So, back in August I squealed all over the place about the amazing fact of my having sold my first book.
The truth is, I am still rather much with the squealing. But the initial shock of it has finally worn off, and now I am super excited to move onto the fun of The Stuff That Happens Next.
First up: Soon, I will get my first edit letter from my fabulous editor. And it will include lots of notes on things I can do to make the book better. I am super psyched about digging in and doing all of these things to transform my book into something that hopefully will be awesome and that I will be thrilled to share with all of you. I already have ideas of things I want to do, and I’m just waiting to get my official edits so I can make sure they don’t contradict each other. I haven’t looked forward to a revision like this one in quite some time, though. I feel like the book needs some really specific things to make it work, and it’s thrilling to have actual, professional editorial input for the first time on how I should make that happen.
Down the road, there will be cover ideas to discuss and then reveal, promotional stuff to do, launch parties to plan, reviews to obsess over, and all of that excitement that will come with it. And there will be much nervous anticipation of all of these things.
For now, though, I am proud of myself simply for having figured out how to put up an Add This Book on Goodreads widget here: