The One Where I Do Something Scary

I just sent my first book off to an editor. Like it was absolutely no big deal (note: it is a big freakin deal).

She emailed me back and said “I’ll have edits to you in a week!” Again, like it was no big deal (note: it’s still a big freakin deal).

So, that’s it. My humble little book is in the hands of a (very qualified) stranger and now I need to wait and see what comes of it.

I’ve spent the last month researching publishers and editors, polishing the rough draft, and generally obsessing over the whole process. And now I’m going to just leave it for a while and maybe write the dedication.

This book has been more than three years in the making. It is the most honest thing I have done to date, but it’s also the work of a young heart–half formed, learning, not yet wise. The work I’m doing now is letting it go so it can be whatever it will be. When you read it, I hope you see yourself reflected. I hope you feel seen.

Meanwhile, I’ve started on another collection of poetry and am working on a novel as well. The goal is to finish the first draft of the novel by the end of 2019. It feels like it’s time. I’m done waiting for the perfect moment to write and just jumping in instead. We’ll see what happens.

Thank you for being part of this scary journey with me.

What terrifying things are you going to do in 2019?

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