Welcome to my monthly update! Here I will waffle on for a short time about what I’ve been up to over the past month in terms of my writing progress, reading and a bit of general life stuff too. So here we go :)
Well, sign it obviously. Except nothing is ever quite as straightforward as that. My very first thoughts after being offered a contract was mfmfmghuiewhieuwfjghb!!!!!
I was pretty excited.
And basically couldn’t hold a normal conversation with the nice people at Wakefield Press who were offering me a contract. (I spent a lot of that meeting with my head on their desk sort of freaking out happily. They are super nice so didn’t judge me.) My second thought after receiving that contract was...
I am lucky enough to have my very own debut #LoveOzYA novel (heart eyes) coming out in March 2019, which is a YA contemporary high school love story called: Making Friends with Alice Dyson. I thought it might be kind of interesting to honestly chronicle the experience of being a debut YA author on the traditional publishing route, and to peel back the curtain a little for anyone who might like to know more about this journey (or is going through something similar). I know there is a LOT of information floating around the net about how to get published, but a little less about what happens afterwards. I am an absolute newbie to this side of the fence, and will be chronicling everything I learn along the way here. And for today’s post, I thought I’d start with the obvious: How Hard is it to Actually Get a Novel Published?
Welcome to my monthly update for April 2018. So here we are.
It has been a momentous and excellent month for me. A lot of wonderful things have happened (and are happening), and it is a surreal feeling, truly, to work so hard towards a goal for so many rejection-filled years only for things to suddenly just start... falling into place. I feel like change is in the air. Who knew dreams really can come true?