As a busy momma, it’s imperative that I have nights out with my friends from time to time. Last week, I got the awesome privilege of meeting my editor, Janet. Janet is the one who offered me a contract on Cupid’s Angels with Soul Mate Publishing. A few months ago, she called me, actually called me to offer me a contract over the phone. Talk about an exciting day! During the phone conversation (that lasted for almost an hour) we learned we had a million things in common, despite our thirty plus year age difference and to top it off, we each lived in the Houston area.
After much begging on my part to meet her, last week, we finally got the chance. She drove two long hours to meet me in my neck of the woods at the local Chili’s. The evening provided a much needed break for the both of us.
She gave me the inside scoop of what life was like as an editor. I was flabbergasted at the amount of reading she has to do in any given day. I honestly don’t see how her eyes don’t cross on her. Maybe they do from time to time.
The entire evening we shared our past experiences, how they relate to our writing, and we talked about the writing world in general. If you aren’t interested in writing, then I’m sure your eyes would have crossed or at least glazed over as your face fell into your plate, but not for Janet or me. The drinks kept coming and the conversation kept flowing. It was like we were apart of our own secret club and only select few could join. Almost like when a group of mom’s get together and share mommy stories that only mom’s understand, or when men get together and talk sports lingo that completely causes my eyes to glaze over. It was our own secret Chili’s Dinner Club. Maybe that can be a new book title!
We each had a wonderful time, and I’m not just saying that. She actually emailed me the next day and told me so! By meeting Janet, I’m realizing more and more how addictive writing is and there absolutely are others out there like me, I just have to find them.
Not only did Janet provide me with a much needed break and night out, she filled me with her wisdom and confidence. I can do this. I can be a great writer. Will I ever be famous, probably not, but that’s okay. At least I’m doing what I love and it’s being well received by others.