So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish.

I didn’t put my name in the title, but I’m sure you have no doubt who’s writing here.

The year has come full circle, and although I could fill volumes with my thoughts about the process … what I’ve learned, the friends I’ve made, and how much I’ve loved this year at the debutante ball, I think it far more fitting to end my posts the way they started.

Besides, if a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll say far more this way.

Being a debut author is a little like a reef.

Seen from a distance, the experience is lovely.

12I tank

And as you get closer to release, you discover there’s more to see than meets the eye.

You defeat the tentacled edit-monster …

13B Walkabout star

peek from the weeds to read a review or two (hopefully mostly good ones!)…

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and watch your beloved story bloom into a real book.

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And best of all, you make new friends who share the process with you:

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Thank you all for reading my posts and sharing my debut year. Your friendship and companionship means more than I can express.

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16 thoughts on “So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish.

  1. Susan, it’s been a learning experience for your readers too, really. Good luck and best wishes for a successful and rewarding writing career. I’ve enjoyed your blog. :-)

  2. Aw, man. You used the line I’ve been saving to say goodbye to you here. ;)

    Thank goodness it’s not really goodbye–we’ll still see each other around the interwebz! :)

  3. Susan! So great to meet you here, and I’m so glad we’ll be friends out there in the great online beyond, too. And, hopefully, we see each other at LCC and other conferences! :-)

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