Two years ago I finished my first fantasy novel manuscript while pregnant and on maternity leave.
One month ago I received my first request for a full novel manuscript.
At the end of last week I digested even better news – my novel is going to be published!
I’ll be honest, over the years I had become accustomed to getting rejections and so, when I received the good news last Thursday that my novel has been accepted for publication, I admit I had to read the email several times for it to sink in! Even then, my brain struggled to process it: I have dreamed of becoming a published novelist since I was in my early twenties, and for the moment to finally come seemed surreal.
I’m now awaiting the next stage of uncharted territory – my first author contract. More news as it happens…