A neat thing happened the other day. I was included, with a long list of others, in an email from a multiple-published author that I have done very moderate social networking with.
The email itself is not important. What was neat is I looked over the list of other people who were copied. Hmmm… She’s an author. Oh, I read their book last year. That name sounds familiar…
Wait? Was I just included in an author string?
It was kind of cool… like being elevated from the “wanna be” status to being included as a published author. It’s like the nerdy kid getting invited to sit with the cheerleaders. I know, ***stupid***, but I thought it was pretty neat.
For the most part, I interact with people who are not published. Being included in a conversation, and exchanging opinions with a group of published authors was pretty special. I feel like I’ve graduated or something.
Now I just need to work my tail off to make sure I don’t end up back in school again. On that happy note… back to my current WIP!
Congratulations. This is pretty cool
That is so fun. I’ve had even all week knee’d
At least I was sitting.
LOL good point.
Congratulations! Nicely done! 🙂
Can’t imagine what a thrill that must have been, to see your name among those you recognize. Congrats!
Thanks. It was pretty neat
You’re living the dream Jennifer. Good for you 🙂
You are in the big time now!~ Go you.
Well, I don’t know about that… but at least I have a little recognition.
I don’t know if there’s a more satisfying feeling than seeing all your hard work come to fruition. I’d be driving my husband nuts showing him the email and talking about it non-stop! 🙂 Enjoy! It’s the first of many more to come. 🙂
Ha. He wouldn’t get the significance. This is all foreign to him.
Congradulations! I’m so happy for you! 😀
I truly believe we all start from the same place, and I don’t mean the birth canal. No matter how famous today, most of them were were like us in some way.
And most of them are really in the same place, when you speak to them.
You are such a hoot, Jennifer.
I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing many of my Margie Lawson Grad-mates enter the hallowed halls of published. I still have the “not yet” appendage to my name. But, it’s coming — or, going, in the case of the appendage.
YOU and that kford2007 *waving hi!* will soon join those ranks.
[pause for Kazoo trill]
As I told, Jenny on her blog:
From my glob to your B-L-O-G, I haven’t visited and commented as much as I’d like. Please don’t take that as an indication of my interest in what you have to say. I simply had to chop my Social Media time off at the knees in order to finish my WIP.
I edit as I go. Yes. Even on the first draft. Why? Because I get hives if I don’t edit every twenty pages or so. It’s a
character flawwriting paradigm I’ve come to embrace.
You need to finish. My middle-grade reviewer will be in high school before you finish at this rate!
Yeah, man, congratulations! 🙂 ..I would be as thrilled as a shrilly teen myself!
That is extremely neat.
Happy times! Have fun with the WIP 🙂
Congratulations! I’m impressed. Just remember us little folks when you become rich and famous
Please… I’m far from there, believe me.