New York City, New York
I want to talk about my next project, but I can’t get into that until I acknowledge how close we are to the launch of Letters to the Mountain. ONE WEEK! My first book will be published one week from today!
The feelings I am having are mixed, if I’m being honest (and I’m always honest).
I am thrilled about the book release and I am extremely proud of myself. I cannot believe that I’ve made it this far. Just a couple of days after the launch will be two years to the date that I started writing this book. I was pregnant with Maverick and I longed to make my story into words.
And, now, I am days away from officially being a published author.
I wouldn’t change it for the world, but I do wish that a few things could be different.
I wish that my story didn’t hurt others so much.
Though the timing of when I chose to talk about my past wouldn’t have mattered, I have still never intended to hurt anyone in this process.
I wish that I had made better choices along the way. That I didn’t feel stuck. That I could talk honestly about my experience without concern.
Or that I wouldn’t have to be so cryptic. Ha.
Overall, I am immensely proud of myself, my book and all of the hard work that I have put in to get here. And I’m excited to finally share my story this time next week. (You can pre-order the Kindle version here.)
The Cover of My First Book
Thank you for coming along for the ride.
Okay, onto the details about my next project!
Well, there aren’t too many details to share.
But I have started writing a series of books! I’m taking this writer thing and running with it, in case you were wondering.
I am making the switch from non-fiction to fiction, and am writing a story about a young paralegal navigating her new career and relationships after school. Based on true events, of course. I have countless stories from my time as a paralegal that I never could have made up.
Creating fictional characters has been a blast. I truly feel as though it’s my calling. My lead character is part me, part the daughter that I will never have and everything I would want her to be. I’m mixing in my favourite parts of living in North Vancouver, working in Vancouver and my days as a paralegal.
Is that something you would read?
Things have been extra busy working on my next project, managing details for the release of Letters to the Mountain and juggling everything else in between!