Well, well, well. What a week it’s been! My Shelf Unbound release has been phenomenal, with a big jump in sales, a few more fans, and a lot of silly complements.
It’s also brought something else onto the horizon: something that gets me all buzzy and fluttery and excited every time I think about it. I almost don’t want to mention it for fear of jinxing the whole thing, but next week, I’m going to be speaking to a top agent in New York about my plans for my so-called career, and maybe sort of possibly if I’m very, very lucky, taking Tev to the big leagues with some representation.
We’ll see how it goes. Right now, I’m just celebrating my huge increase in profits (I’ve made 12 bucks this week! Literally!) and trying to savor the feeling of possibilities opening up in front of me, which is both extraordinarily stressful and kind of awesome. The nerves tend to hit me first, but the boost in confidence this has given me, both as a writer and as a person in general, is totally worth the occasional anxiety dream. Besides, those dreams are kind of funny.
What’s next? Well, now that I’ve taken my post-NaNoWriMo vacation from writing, I need to get back to The Spoil of ZK and finish it up. It needs a lot of editing, since it’s far too long and my word count desperation led to a lot of unnecessary chatter among my characters, but the core of the book is really solid. I just have to work up the nerve to be as brutal as I need to be in the ending, but I’ll get there.
In the meantime, it’s smiles and butterflies and daydreams, which isn’t a bad place to be. It’s also the beginning of Hanukkah tonight. Amazon has really fast shipping, so if you’re still looking for a gift for Night 7 or 8, I know a great book for the latke lover in your life…