Hi All, we are going to have to reschedule our interview with The Wish’s, Molly, Maggie and Patrick for a later date as they were unable to visit and sit down to talk with us. I promise to have an interview with them in an upcoming blog. With a change in plans, this week I wanted to give everyone an update on The Wish as well as send some shout outs to a local school I visited this week.
As I was sending out an email to my publisher to get an update on my manuscript, an email came in from them. They are working on some compatibility issues with their computers and due to some snags, there is a delay in getting galley’s printed as well as getting books printed. As soon as I hear back from them on where they stand with my manuscript, I’ll let you know.
This week, I was invited to Geneva Middle School South to spend 2 days with 7th graders, talking about the development of The Wish. The support from our educational community including students, teachers and even the librarians at Geneva’s Middle School South has been overwhelming to me. I can’t thank them enough for allowing me to come and share in my journey of getting published. This week, students got a rare glimpse into my journey of getting published, my trials and tribulations as well as my story of how it all started. As I talked with the students and how my journey of writing landed me to where I am today, I realized, maybe more people would like to hear the original story that started it all. So, next week’s blog, I will be posting the original story I wrote almost 9 years ago that ended up surfacing in my brain and got me started on writing The Wish.
As far as my current writing, I’m about 1/3 of the way through book #2 with edits and revisions. Also, I was contacted by another Middle School L.A. teacher this week to set up an author’s visit with their students in the Spring!
I’m looking forward to getting my name and The Wish “out there” before its release, and ask that if any of you know of any teachers, librarian, bookstore owners etc. that may be interested in a visit, please pass my name along. My followers are my biggest asset in helping The Wish be a success!
Once again, thank you for all your support and encouragement as I trudge along this road of getting published. It seems to be such a long journey, but with all of my friends, family and you by my side, it’s not a lonely one. I’m excited to share this experience with as many people as possible to prove that dreams worth dreaming are worth their pursuit and I’ve learned patience and perseverance are qualities required of an author. Thanks for joining me on this journey!
Please stop by next week for a first time peek of the “original” story I built my first novel, The Wish, from.
Til next week…