Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Reverb14 (and some amazing news!)
Today is one of the most auspicious days on the calendar for me. It's my patron saint's name day. I've noticed that a lot tends to happen for me around this time of year, and not just because it's the end of the academic year and the gateway to the festive season.
Over the past few years (and probably all my life) November has been when things have come to an end. But it's also been a time when things -- BIG important things -- that I have been waiting on for some time finally come to fruition.
And this year is no exception.
This feels like the right time to share with you something extremely amazing that is happening in my world right now.
Namely that I recently met with the publishing director of the company where I submitted my manuscript earlier this year. She's not only interested: she's invited me to submit a pitch for a TRILOGY! Now as we all know, this does not come with any guarantees. And I have a lot of work to do on the original manuscript. But she was sufficiently impressed with what she read that she has opened the door for me and that, in itself, is a tremendous honour.
It feels like the chance of a lifetime. You better believe I going to go for it!
There's something else too, something relating to my day job, but I will wait until I am more certain of the outcome just in case I jeopardise my position. All I can say now is that if things pan out as I hope, then 2015 will be poised to be one of the most incredible ever.
I know I am not alone, standing on the cusp of my dream life. That's why I am even more excited for Reverb than usual.
I have eleven special guests providing some of the most mind blowing prompts ever. There's also the invitation to share your responses so that kindred spirits can connect with your experiences. There's a super-stylish blog button, designed by my marvellous friend Ms Curlypops. And, as always, there's a great giveaway.
It's the perfect way to sift through everything that happened in 2014 and sort the wheat from the chaff. It's also a powerful way to plant the seeds that remain so that they can blossom into a magnificent 2015.
We kick off on Monday 1 December. Please do join me!