Big News, Y’all (Texas-Sized)

*deep calming breath*

It may be hard for me to get through this post with using too many exclamation points/italics/all caps, but I’ll try to tone it down.

First off, the least exciting of the two pieces of news… I finished the first draft of my WIP… which is not a work in progress anymore. πŸ™‚ I’m so glad to have finished it. My reaction was a combination of relief and…

Tom Hiddleston excited

That pretty much sums it up. Thank you, Tom Hiddleston.

Now for the second piece of super exciting news… the really, really big one.

I am officially aΒ publishedΒ author.


She lost everything she’d ever dreamed of.

Fourteen-year-old Pam Wilson’s life is going perfectly. She and her best friend, Lauren, are becoming an amazing volleyball duo, and her dreams of playing in the Olympics are coming along wonderfully. Then a car accident paralyzes Pam from the waist down, and her dreams for her life are shattered. No more volleyball, no more walking, no more future. The only thing she has left is her faith in God… if she would only turn there.

Eeek!!! I’m so excited! Please go check it out! I’ll probably be posting more about self-publishing through Kindle Direct Publishing at some point, and possibly on cover design, since I love how this one turned out. I’d love to hear what you have to say!

And now, some memes/gifs to attempt to describe how I’m feeling…



Funny how similar he and that cat look…


tom hiddleston excited

Thank you, guys, and go check out the book! πŸ™‚

61 thoughts on “Big News, Y’all (Texas-Sized)

  1. yay! That is so exciting! i would love to hear more about how you accomplished it. i’m just ironing out some last things in my draft and hope to be looking for proofreaders and publishing opportunities this summer.

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    • Thanks! I’ll definitely be doing some posts about it. That’s great! I can’t wait to read it! πŸ˜€ I definitely recommend self-publishing. The only negative things are that if you’re under 18, you can’t publish it yourself, and you have to fill out a four page tax survey. πŸ˜› Other than that, is really easy!


  2. Wooooooooh! YEAH!!! *high fives all around*
    Welcome to the published world! πŸ˜€
    How was it finishing the book? That was one of my favorite parts. πŸ™‚ I tacked on “the end” and came to the dinner table grinning like an idiot. Everyone was like “what? Why are you smiling?”
    “I think…… I’m done.”
    … And the cheer goes up. πŸ™‚
    Best rush in the world! πŸ˜‰

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  3. Congrats from a fellow author on your published book! And wise choice on self-publishing it! I went through a traditional publishing house, and had a bad experience, and wouldn’t do it again. I plan on writing more in the future (geared on children’s picture books series with my own art) and going self published. Did you use Lulu or Amazon…or?

    Thanks also for following my blog!

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    • Thanks! My creative writing teacher had a friend who had bad experiences with traditional publishing, so I got lucky, being warned ahead of time. I used Kindle Direct Publishing. It’s fairly simple, the only complicated part is the tax info. πŸ™‚ And you’re welcome! πŸ˜€


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