Tuesday, June 25, 2013
You have reached the highest achievement if you have lived well, laughed often, and loved much. Real success is about fully enjoying every moment ~ Ed and Deb Shapiro
What a roller coaster ride! Really I've been on it since this time last year. After four years of writing, I finished A Place to Call Their Own. After a editing, I started submitting it to publishers and agents. In February I was offered and signed a contract with Musa Publishing.
I just finished a weekend of edits in preparation for a July 5th release date and another polishing round last night. Although the "down to wire" can be exhilarating and I wrote on Sunday that most of the time I can work under pressure, it can be a bit stressful as well! I prefer to leave myself a little bit more room for deadlines.
But I wouldn't change anything for the world. In less than two weeks, my first novel will be published. Along the way I've lived, laughed, and loved.
How do you define real success?