Monday, January 31, 2011

When it starts feeling real...

I, like many other writers, tend to doubt myself, my writing and my achievements. I think it would feel strange if there ever was a day when I didn't have a moment of "oh my god, how did I ever think I could write? I suck!".

But then there are moments when I believe that I can write and that the things I write are good. Sometimes we writers need to be reminded though.

Getting my contract from my publisher Usborne was one of those wonderful reminders.

Even doggie was excited and wanted to take a look at my contract!

So now whenever I think: "Maybe I'm just imagining the whole thing. Maybe tomorrow I'll wake up and that lovely bookdeal turns out to be a big dream.", I'll just take a look at these pics:


Signing your contract is one of the things on the journey to publication that make it feel real, that convince me that I was lucky enough to not only get an agent but also a bookdeal. And then I allow myself to believe that I'm really living my dream.

17 comments:

Renae said...

You are living the dream, congrats on the contract. I love hearing the success stories of others!

Jill Hathaway said...

Congrats!

Megan Miranda said...

Congrats, Susanne!

V.M.Pettingill said...

yay congrats!! For some reason even signing my contract hasn't made it feel real for me.. :)

Lindsay said...

Yay congratulations.

Shari Arnold said...

Whoohoo!! Congrats! YAY for Contracts!

Susanne Winnacker said...

Thanks guys! :D

@Renae I love reading other's success stories too!

Shvetu said...

Juhu! Juhu, juhu, juhu!

Und du siehst auch ganz schön aus!

V. Rossi said...

So exciting! Very happy for you. It's a tremendous moment~!

Pam Harris said...

Yay!! Congrats!! :)

Krista Ashe said...

WHOO HOO!!! That's awesome!!

Colene Murphy said...

Oozing this weird mix of excitement for you and envy! Congratulations you lucky gal!!

Carrie said...

Congratulations!!!!

Ka.thy Br.adey said...

So happy for you and your book! <3

Heather Anastasiu said...

Hi Susanne. I'm a fellow Apocalypsie, just heard my deal was goign through yesterday, and yeah, I'm still waiting for it to Feel Real! Good to see other author's going through the same process with actual contracts in hand. Congrats!!

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS! :)

And 'doggie' is SO cute? What breed?

Annie McElfresh said...

I just saw this post!! And this is soooooooo awesome! :) I love seeing happy authors signing contracts!!

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Annie

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