Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Jumping for Joy!

A copy of my first full-length print novel arrived in the mail today and I can't believe how excited I am. My stomach has been churning all day and I have no doubt I won't get a wink of sleep tonight. Hubby wants to take me out to celebrate, although he'd celebrate a hangnail:-)
All the years spent honing my craft and attending conferences and entering and judging contests and picking apart tear-stained rejection letters has finally paid off. I must give credit to my terrific editor, Kathy Cottrell, at The Wild Rose Press for nurturing this story into a book I'm so proud of.
My advice to all the struggling romance writers out there is to keep plugging away. Eventually, with a little luck, you'll hold a book in your hand with your name printed on the front.

7 comments:

Julie S said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so happy for you, Dara!!!

Will you let me touch it?

Holly said...

CONGRATS! I'm so happy for you.

Having read the book, I can honestly say...GOOD JOB! :)

Kelley said...

Yay!! Congrats. I'm so excited for you.

Dara Edmondson said...

Thanks, ladies. Yes, Julie - you can touch it Saturday at the Barnes & Noble book signing. I got my order on time to sign The Kitten Club, as well as Rose Petals!

Isabella Snow said...

I love that cover! So cute!

julia said...

Congratulations, Dara! I wish I could be one of those book buyers approaching you at the signing, but it's a long drive from Nova Scotia. Someday, though.

Dara Edmondson said...

Thanks, Everyone. Special thanks to Julie for stopping by the signing (who didn't have to drive all the way from Nova Scotia!)
Signing went well - lots of fun.