I started blogging September 2, 2009 and thought it would be fun to re-run my first post today.
I quit teaching in May. There you have it.
With eleven years of writing under my belt and ten picture book, middle-grade, YA manuscripts circulating out there in the world, I’ve saved one year of pay and am jumping into writing full-time. Nothing has sold. No one has signed me. Am I crazy?
Maybe, but I’m really excited, too.
Last September, I had no idea the year would bring an agent and a book sale, but I knew it was time to step out of the classroom, focus on my writing, and get more consistent about feeding my family regularly (!). It was risky and so worth it.
Next September, MAY B. will be an honest-to-goodness, real book.
Thanks to all my readers, old and new, for cheering me on along the way and adding to the conversation around here.
Here’s to the years ahead!
Don’t forget to stop by Sunday, September 5 for Denise Jaden’s LOSING FAITH blog tour and giveaway.