SOOOOOO... Something exciting happened to me last... November? I think it was. You see, I was at a birthday party talking to a friend when she asked if I could come and talk about Publishing at her Book Club.
I said something along the lines of: "Omgoodness... YES!" And looked something like this:
Only... I look a bit less Asian, because I am not really of that lovely ethnicity.
ANYWAY... So my friend said to bring the first chapter of the book I was telling her about (WhiteWashed) so I did. I showed up at her school and walked in to the Visitor booth thing and...
No one knew what I was talking about. What book club? What person are you talking about? We have no library? (Okay, that last one is a lie...)
AND I WAS FREAKING MY FACE OFF... Very quietly inside. Like a possum.
But finally I was able to get where I needed to go and I answered some questions about publishing and writing and stuff and then I got to read the first bit of the first chapter of my book.
It was insane. Because although some people obviously didn't care and were just like, whatever, it's some weird chick in an ugly shirt reading some boring story... BUT... There were others that were leaning forward and were listening and omgoodness... they LAUGHED at my jokes and actually thought I could be humorous. AND, some even looked disappointed when I stopped. It was crazy. The feeling was like DRUGS only worse and better and FREE and not illegal.
And I knew without a doubt that I want to do this FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
And then, apparently, I will grow wings and become a bug.
BUT... I will be reading my stories to people who actually Like them and that is SO exciting it makes me want to go query RIGHT NOW.