Monday, February 8, 2016

New Beginnings

The sweet month of February is finally here! Yippee!

Can you tell I favor this month? LOL 

Yes, it has to do with chocolate, strawberries dipped in it, and boxes filled with the delicious morsels. But it’s also my oldest daughter’s 21 birthday. She’s my Valentine Baby, and I must say the sweetest gift I’ve ever gotten on Valentine’s Day!

This February is turning out to be a month of new starts for me, too! I’ve just signed a contract with Entangled Publishing for my newest manuscript! Yeah! And I get to work with an amazing editor, who I know will get my creative juices flowing!

So excited to see where this new path takes me. It’s a lot different from the self-publishing. And I’m still learning the ropes. But I hope this course will free me up to write more as someone else deals with the formatting, covers, blurbs and other tedious parts of the publishing process.

Not that I don’t plan to self-publish when I get the chance or have a story that won't fit their line. I love the control too much to just let it go. LOL Control issues! Big time!

So my new journey begins. And I'll keep you posted on the details as they pop up. As of now, I've already turned in my first round of revisions on the manuscript, so now I can sit back, eat chocolate, drink tequila, and wait. Right?

No! Ha! Ha!  I’m only kidding! 

Time to turn to the next project.

Going to get back into routine, meet up with special writing friends each week and crank out those new words. Accountability is a must for me. Otherwise the procrastination wins out.

So happy Birthday to my sweet first baby girl!

And Happy Writing/Creating to All! :)


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Now you have two wonderful Valentines gifts- a daughter and a contract!! I'm so proud all your hard work has paid off as you start down this road to a new adventure. I'm also pleased I was part of that process in a very small way.
Congratulations again!! You deserve it.

Melissa said...

Thank you so much,Stacey! Definitely great gifts! :) And you were a huge part of this process, girl!! Thanks for opening up your beautiful home for our special writing days and for your support through it all! Love ya!

Marie said...

What a wonderful blog, Melissa!
Such a great month for you.
Congratulations on your new contract. I canot waits read your new novel.
Happy Valenitine's Day to you on this special milestone.
My girls have kids of their own and I can appreciate your daughter's special day. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Melissa said...

Thanks so much!It's going to be a new adventure for sure! LOL Hope you have a Very Special Valentine's Day, Marie!