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!