Saturday, July 4, 2009

Published Author!

Published Author! I just found out today that my short story "Raven's Transformation" is going to be published! It's still seems unreal. I imagine that it won't seem real until I'm holding my own hot little copy in my own hands.

I started this blog as my journey to publication. Now, it's my journey as a published author aspiring to become a novelist!

One of the goals I set as a writer was to become published by 2009. Now that I've reached that writing goal, I've got to set up new goals for this year and next year.

I want to say thank you to Marcia Colette for being so sweet and also for being supportive and such a great role model and inspiration for me.

Finding out that your writing is good enough for a publisher on the fourth of July...Priceless.


Magaly Guerrero said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I was screaming when I read your comment to my post, with the coolest "P.S." ever!

Melissa Carmichael said...

Thank you so much. It's still hard to believe. But, at least I met my goal of getting published! I have to admit that I did a little screaming too!

Marcia Colette said...

Thank you, hon. *blush*

I'm so happy for you. Heck, there's still a smile on my face. You did this and nobody can take it away from you. Enjoy the excitement, and may this be just the beginning of fabulous publishing career, Ms. Published Author. :-D

Melissa Carmichael said...
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Melissa Carmichael said...

I am enjoying the excitement. The first night I couldn't sleep.

The short story that is going to be published, came about from a suggestion from a friend.

I wanted to start on a new MS that I was excited about butshe said, write some notes and a short story to keep it fresh in your mind then, go back to the MS you're currently working on.

Now that short story is going to be published!

Melissa Carmichael said...

Hi Mommy I cant beleive im on the internet on my computer!

uninvoked said...

Congratulations! I'm about where you're at. I've got several short stories published, and I'm currently taking a break from sending novels out to work on a noveling blog. ^^

Melissa Carmichael said...

Congratulations to you too. Raven's Transformation will be the first anything I've had published so, I think you might be a little further along than I am.

I'm working on finishing "Cursed Blood" right now.