Three years ago today, I started this blog and wrote my first post. I cannot believe it's been that long.
Since February 7, 2009, this blog has veered off course from its original intent plenty of times. And that's okay, because I was exploring different avenues of what I wanted to write about. But for quite some time I've been wanting to come back around and write a post that speaks to that very first one.
The one where I was starting a journey on the road to publication.
I won't go into all the details, but I will happily report that after beginning this blog, I met and co-authored a book (a fractured fairy tale, to be exact) with Corey Schwartz of Thing 1 and Thing 2 titled "Goldi Rocks and the Three Bear Band". Corey and I wrote the entire manuscript online and didn't meet each other until after our manuscript was purchased by Putnam. It will hopefully be out on bookshelves (if they still exist by then) sometime in the spring of 2014.
We are excited about this, and will keep you updated as the date for publication draws near. The publishing industry moves slowly, so there is a lot of down time/wait time between a publishing house's purchase of a manuscript and someone holding the complete, ready-for-sale book in their hands.
So, there it is. I've come full circle; my blog has come full circle. And where writing and picture books and continued pursuits and endeavors will take me from here, I have no idea. Only time- and God's plans - will tell.
Thank you for your support of my blog- I love writing and I love being here.
Blessings to you!