I got (drum roll please) a form R on my partial today of Crazy Nanny.
But ya know...I'm okay. I'm actually full of fighting spirit because...for me 2009 has been a wonderful year. The very best in fact.
Here's the reasons:
I wrote a book I love, I went to the conference and met so many amazing writers/friends, and best of all I've been lucky enough to be mentored for a whole amazing year by the most wonderful writing mentor in the world (Michelle Styles, who I can never thank enough). So all in all I've kinda woken up to 'feeling happy with my voice'. Feeling like I've found who I am. Surely that is a great thing. In fact I even had an agent interested in my work so that's another first!
And now an R. A form one on a partial. After many (blissfully naive) years of getting full requests and feedback and comps slips....
In this old gnarly game of writing it's just the way it can be. Ups down. Highs, setbacks.
I can't be mad or even sad. Because now I know I've learned loads of craft and I'm comfy in the saddle with how I write. All to the good in my view.
In summary I know this book has a home. And I've had Michelle rooting me on to believe it's true...so. Watch this space.
Not a chocolate binge in sight. Though I may have a small treat later for being so brave ggg!
My writing light sabre is still shining ladies. If you gotta write, you just gotta write! And now the Crazy Nanny and I are going to take an adventure somewhere new!