Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Y is for Yippee!: A to Z blogging challenge

So, I just had my birthday (yesterday).  It was pretty darn awesome. I spent it with my family. There was cake. There were hugs. There was singing and my girls both sing beautifully.
But what really made this one special is that it was my first one celebrated as a published novelist.

Good golly but that's great to say.

I was visiting with a high school friend this past summer (Hi, +David Holland ) and he reminded me that, in high school, I always said I was going to write a book. I don't actually remember that myself--high school is sort of this ugly smear on my memory that I've tried to obliterate with better experiences ever since.  I try not to remember it in too much detail as I do with other painful things in my past.

But I know he's right all the same. I can't remember a time before I wanted to be a writer. Pretty much as soon as I learned that was a job a person might have, it was on my list of dreams.

And this year, 2015, it feels more realized that ever before. Going Through the Change is out there--on shelves and stuff! People might buy it and read it. Some of them might like it! If I'm really lucky, my other books will get out there in world, too.

Yeah. It was a pretty awesome birthday.
This posting is part of the A to Z blogging challenge, in which bloggers undertake to post every day in April, excepting Sundays, which amounts to 26 postings, one for each letter of the alphabet--preferably along a theme. My postings will all be about my debut novel and my experiences writing it and seeing it published.

Blogging A to Z is a great opportunity to connect with some excellent bloggers and interesting people. I encourage you to check out other participating blogs, too!

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  1. Glad you had a nice birthday! I think a lot of writers can't remember the time before they wanted to be one.

  2. Yippie indeed! Sounds like a wonderful birthday and wearing the published author crown is perfect headware with which to usher in another fabulous year. One no doubt filled with more glorious writing. Yay you!

  3. Happy birthday and congratulations!

  4. I'm so pleased you have a great birthday :) Many congrats on that and on being a published novelist :D
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  5. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. #44 must be a lucky number.