One step closer…

I feel like I’m so close I can almost reach out and touch it. My dream that is — of becoming a published author.

For a long time, it felt unattainable, something that I would love to happen but never really believed it ever would. But I’m a giant step closer to my dream becoming a reality. Three years ago, I began working on my manuscript. I had no idea what I was doing, in fact, I lost faith on several occasions. There were months at a time when I couldn’t bring myself to work on it because the task seemed too daunting and my lack of confidence was my biggest enemy. 

But I pushed through. I kept going. And now, three years later, I’ve finally completed the fourth draft of my manuscript. I’ve tweaked and prodded and shaped it into something I believe in, something I’d be happy putting in front of an editor. And I’m excited about working closely with such an editor to make Beth and Noah’s story a piece of magic.

In three weeks, I’ll have the opportunity to pitch my manuscript face-to-face to two different editors from two great publishing houses. Five golden minutes with each editor to sell myself and my story. I’m so excited I can barely sleep at night. I believe in A Place to Belong and, one way or another, I know that one day I’ll be holding a copy of my book in my hands. Over the years, I plan to fill a shelf with books that have my name on the cover. What could be better than that?

I’m so excited about what the future brings that I know I’m ready to share my dream with the world. I’m finally going to jump right out of the closet and announce to my family and friends what I’ve been up to. I know they’ll be supportive and I love them for it. Wish me luck!


17 thoughts on “One step closer…

  1. emilyardenauthor says:

    Good work Monique for getting so far – I’m sure you can do it. And even if the publishing houses don’t bite (it really depends what they are looking for) you have other options for getting your book out there. Stick with it – no matter what!

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