After sixteen years, a million+ words, the gods know how many completed books, unfinished books, revisions, tears, headaches, bottles of wine and moments of triumph, In This Life, which will be published by Crimson Romance on October 8, made it to Goodreads and I got my very first review. Ever. From someone who isn’t family or friend.
How freaking amazing is that?
For me, this is about as real as it gets. This is what tells me that maybe I’ve done something right, that maybe I’ve created something entertaining. That maybe it’s time to realize this isn’t inside my head anymore but something that’s actually become real.
Oh, I’m still keeping my sense of reason nearby. I know better than to let this get the better of me.
But damn, it feels good. For the first time since I’ve started writing, I feel I’ve accomplished something. Something more than just getting a book published. For the first time in a long time, I’ve done something I’ve never, ever done before.
And tomorrow, when reality sets in again, I’ll be looking ahead to what’s next for me. Finishing and pitching the second book in my Past Life Series. Writing book three. And enjoying each moment, as small or as large as it might be, with enthusiasm and happiness and open arms.
Because, after all, that’s what life should be about, right?
Good night, folks. I’m going to bed with a smile on my face tonight.
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