So, come tomorrow morning I have a FedEx arriving! Once I get it I need to buckle down with my shiny new colored pencil and get to work on Nightshade City's copy edits! I have to FedEx them back to my editor for arrival on Monday! Yeah, no pressure there! At least it's the good kind of pressure! My ARC is going to print next month!!! I can't believe I'll get to hold MY book in my hands.
I guess I want to inspire you if I can to keep writing and working and doing what we all LOVE so much! If you told me one year ago I would land an agent and sell my first two novels, I would have thought you were crazy or pretty drunk! It's amazing what can happen in just one year! Look at my stats!!!
February 2008 - March 2009: Racked up 175+ rejections (staggering, I know) from agents...cried a lot!
April 2009: Landed my agent
June 2009: Offer on NIGHTSHADE CITY
September 2009: NIGHTSHADE CITY sold to Holiday House
February 2010: BILLYCAN: Book II of Nightshade City sold to Holiday House
April 2010: ARC for Nightshade City
October 2010: NIGHTSHADE CITY HITS THE SHELVES!!!!
Long story short, dreams happen every day! Our hard work counts for something!! It really, really does!
xoxo -- Hilary
Now go write!!!