Creating: A career as an author! Also: Medusa mask, Mexican mirrors, Lego drama and creations, painted pottery, and general doodles with Wood Sprite
Thinking: I’m on cloud nine. My first book will be available in November, right before my birthday! I also had the chance to see the axolotl salamander (see photo) at the Science Center, which is one of the first things I wrote about after becoming a full-time freelancer. It meant a lot of things to me, all of them positive.
Feeling: I am pretty much high on life right now. I dare you to make me frown. It ain’t gonna happen! I’m also feeling tired from my new walk-a-mile-a-day habit, which is only two days old.
Wanting: To shout out this news from the bottom of my lungs to every person I meet!
Needing: Hmmm… I don’t think I need anything at the moment. 🙂
Enjoying: The obvious!
Wondering: How many many people I’m going to annoy with my uninhibited elation and general giddiness…
and, the Weather: Hot as ever. The pumpkins are still taking off, but the rest of our garden is pretty much kaput.
I still can’t believe it. My novella, Nobody Rides for Free, is being published at Changeling Press this fall! I am so honored and excited and my face hurts from smiling. You can see the blurb about the contest by clicking below and scrolling down half the page.
This marks the fourth writing contest I’ve won in about a year; I won the Jefferson County Library 14th Annual Poetry Contest this spring, as well as two contests in my Facebook writing groups, WordStew and In a Sentence. This, however, is the largest contest I’ve ever won, and it marks the begging of, forgive the cliche, the dream I’ve had since age six coming true. I’ve been a full-time working writer for several years now and can honestly say I’ve made a living and supported my family with my writing, and now I can also honestly say that I’m an author. A novelist. A writer coming to a Kindle near you!
I will keep a section on my blog devoted to my fiction soon; in the meantime, you can follow me at my new author Facebook page, Sara Jay, which is the name I will be using for my erotic supernatural romance.
Thank you so much for your continued support. I am so excited to share this journey with all of my friends, family, and readers. Who knows what’s in store next?