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.
And as you get closer to release, you discover there’s more to see than meets the eye.
You defeat the tentacled edit-monster …
peek from the weeds to read a review or two (hopefully mostly good ones!)…
and watch your beloved story bloom into a real book.
And best of all, you make new friends who share the process with you:
Thank you all for reading my posts and sharing my debut year. Your friendship and companionship means more than I can express.
16 Replies to “So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish.”
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. 🙂
Thank you Robyn! I’m glad to have met you here too 🙂
I am so incredibly glad that I will continue to see you and your fishy friends on FB and Twitter. It’s been quite a year!
I’m glad we don’t have to totally disappear either 🙂 and I can’t wait to see you in September at RMFW Colorado Gold!
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! 🙂
LOL! That’s hilarious – it seemed like the perfect farewell, given the source. And yes, I’m glad it’s not truly goodbye. 🙂
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! 🙂
I’m looking forward to it, Lisa – as well as seeing what great blogs you post during your debutante year!
So happy to have met you, Susan. Best wishes for this upcoming year–and thank you so much for all the help you’ve given us as we near Sept. 1!
I feel the same, Natalia. Welcome to the Ball – and I hope you have a fabulous debut year too!
I will always think of you when I see an aquarium! xoxo
Thanks Amy – and I’m glad I could put a little fishy fun into some of my Thursdays.
Susan, it’s been so lovely getting to know you–and yes! you water babies!!–here at the Ball. Wishing you all the best, my dear!
Thank you Erika! It’s been fantastic getting to know you, too 🙂
You stole my line! ( and Linda’s too, apparently.)
Tell the Emperor I said sayonara. I shall miss him… and you!
Thanks Kelly! I’ll miss you too 🙂 At least we can stay in touch online!
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