So I got some good, possibly really good news this week: an editor with Mills&Boon has requested to see the full manuscript...sent in the partial just a few weeks ago. She said my writing 'showed promise' and that just about made me melt into a puddle right there in the middle of the office.
And then more goods news: our adoption took a very big step forward...and we're closing in on the final days before bebe is officially ours.
I love it when good news comes in bunches, but there are always the wet blankets (and, yes, I'll get around to why my long-winded-ness is writing related in a bit). The people who, trying to save me heartache in the end, try to keep my feet on the ground when, darn it, I don't want my feet on the ground. Do you know those people? I hate that!
Anyway, as I was talking to a friend about the editor request she said, "Oh, you might be able to validate your hobby now."
Insert eye rolling, steam-weilding, very mad bull here.
Yeah. I know a full-request doesn't mean publication. I know this. But it does mean someone liked what they saw enough to ask for more. That is a very big deal. And, I don't need validation for my 'hobby'. Whether this manuscript is published or another or none at all, I am a writer. I write every single day. Some days it is all nonfiction - a paying 'hobby' I suppose she would say - and some days both and some days fiction only. I am a writer. And why do I still feel the need to defend myself? URGH!!!