Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Happy 2010 Ending

When 2010 began I had a feeling things were going to happen for me with my writing. I knew an actual book wouldn’t get published in 2010, but I believed I would get my break. Little did I know it wouldn’t come until the very end. Even as the days ticked away and the end drew near, the feeling never left.

There’s a lot that happened in 2010, but December 20th will stand out like no other, the day I received a publishing contract offer for my novel TWO BROTHERS. It was the culmination of what I had been working toward for the last four years, since writing the first chapter of TWO BROTHERS while sitting in the San Diego airport. The stories inside my head hadn't found their way to written form in years, but this story hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm not even sure what flipped on the switch inside my head, but I wrote the first draft of TWO BROTHERS in four months. It started me on a path that led to this opportunity to get published. The story has changed a bunch since that fist draft and in the three years since, I’ve written four more books hopeful of seeing publication. But to have the first story be the first book published is a thrill I can’t begin to describe, even as a writer.

There’s a lot to do between now and the books release about a year from now. It sounds so far in the future, but I’m sure it will go quicker than I think. One can hope, anyway. To help things along, my single resolution is to blog on a regular basis. I invite you to join me here and take the journey to publication with me.

Whether you have a single New Years resolution or several, tell me what it is and how you plan to achieve them.

4 comments:

Calisa Lewis said...

Nice post Christina. Like the blog look. Esp the 'chest'!

Christina Wolfer said...

Thanks, Calisa. The chest collection originated with some of my RWA chapter mates. It probably needs to be updated, but still a pleasure to see.

Sandy said...

Your site looks great, Christina. I need to work on a background for mine -- ah, to have the time to play.
My resolution is to finish that darn historical I've been working on for 10 years.

Christina Wolfer said...

10 years, Wow. I didn't realize. Even if it hadn't been a historical when you started, it's one now. Just teasing. I'll be sure to ask frequently how you're coming along on it, to help push you along.

Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you like the looks of the site.