Today I got the release date for my novel The Harvest Club being published by The Wild Rose Press. I have to admit, I’m both excited and nervous at the same time. I’m sure this is something every writer feels from time to time. It’s what keeps us working to improve our craft. Ernest Hemingway said: “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
Everything is exciting right now for me. Who knew that a title page could set my heart to fluttering or a copyright page could make me downright giddy. I’m enjoying every one of these firsts to the fullest. The cover created for the book is the best, the result of someone else’s talent. I find myself walking around with a smile that appears randomly and without warning.
I guess it is that sense of accomplishment that makes the joy palpable; a dream pursued and soon to be fulfilled. It might also be because I discovered writing at a very hard time in my life. It was a therapy of sorts for me and I found myself a little more in every page that I wrote. So for now I’m flying high, and enjoying it all. Like Matthes said: The best days are neither ahead of us or behind us…they’re happening right now cradled in the palm of our hands.” Put September 5, 2014 down as the day this gal gets to see a dream come true.