This is my very first blog entry on my brand new website, and to be honest, I have no idea what to post.
I thought about writing something insightful on the fear and loathing of social media to the writer, but…well… I’m too afraid to broach that subject. (However, Amy Denim does a marvelous job on all of this in her Coffee Break Guides, so go check those out if you need help.)
Instead, I thought my first post should be all about letting you know how thrilled I am to be here at this moment. If you had told me ten years ago that I would be a published author in 2015, I probably would have smiled. And then I would have tried to have you committed. It isn’t that I wouldn’t have believed you, it’s just that I was so buried in the world of Information Technology at the time, that I didn’t know I even had a right-brain, let alone the last time I had used it.
BookFuel, the company I’ve been working with to get my book, Christmas Spirit, published, has just finished the editing phase, and is formatting it for print and e-book distribution, even as I write this. I’m planning a book launch event (I’ll keep you posted on this – everyone is invited!), and scheduling book club and book signing events, and even working on the possibility of selling the screenplay (which I actually wrote before the book) down the road.
It is all very amazing to me, how completely different a person’s life can become in such a short amount of time. And I’m having a blast!
I hope you will join me on this journey by leaving me comments, asking me questions, or suggesting topics you would like to know about.
This should be fun…
It has also been fun to watch you grow and evolve on this journey! We are so excited for you and what is yet to come. Thanks for letting us tag along!
Thank you, Sondra, for supporting me through all the many ups and downs. Are you ready for more??
I am so excited about your book. Tonight I did the pre-order on Amazon. When will the paperback be available? Of course a sign d copy is a must. Also, what was your inspiration for “Christmas Spirit”?
Thank you, Dan! My inspiration? Well, have you attended one of our family Christmas Eve’s yet??? 🙂
Wow Julie. Congratulations on this new ‘chapter’ of your life. I would not have guessed you’d be at this place in 2015. Many happy wishes for a successful book launch. I look forward to reading your book.
Thank you so much for your note, Bridget! It has definitely been a journey, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it — glad I got out of I/T! I hope you are well?
Watching you work your magic through this process has been a gift. I couldn’t be more excited to get my hands on your very first book (of many). I loved watching your excitement and giggles over funny lines, your frustration when a scene wasn’t quite right and your sense of pride when it all came together. It is time to celebrate! Can I have your autograph?
You have been with me through the whole thing, supporting me the whole way. Is it any wonder I dedicated my first book to my sisters?
I’m so excited about your book. You told me about it this year, on my birthday, do you remember? I’m very very happy for you!! I hope the book will be translated in portuguese soon. I wish you the best! =)
Aline, how wonderful to hear from you! Yes, this is the book I told you about on your birthday, it is finally a reality. I hope you are doing well! Drop me an email directly, and we can catch up!