I know I know it’s a romantic comedy fictionalized blog but I HAD to interrupt it for some REALLY EXCITING REAL LIFE NEWS… No I’m not engaged! Have you been reading this blog? I don’t even have a boyfriend!
Okay, let me refresh your memory. Remember back on May 23rd when I had Skinny Girl Margarita Tour Bus Envy? Well two things have come to fruition since then:
1. Wild for Wildtree launched their Gluten free line… yay!
2. And that “book” that I whimsically joked about having in my boutique has just become a REALITY! As in, will be ready for purchase before the end of this month!!!
I am beyond excited and can’t wait to share it with you. It’s my first fiction book, and was literally written because of the seed that was planted in my mind the night I wrote that blog entry.
Originally it was going to be a non-fiction self-help type book like Bethany’s and then I realized I needed far too much help to write a self-help book, so better to stick to what I know— imaginary romance. It’s a chick-lit book. If you’ve never heard of that genre, here’s the Wiki definition:
“Chick lit is genre fiction which addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly. The genre sold well during the 1990s and 2000s, with chick lit titles topping bestseller lists and the creation of imprints devoted entirely to chick lit. Although it sometimes includes romantic elements, chick lit is generally not considered a direct subcategory of the romance novel genre, because the heroine’s relationship with her family or friends is often just as important as her romantic relationships.”
Just up my alley, right?
I have to thank my dear friend Kathy Hoffman who designed my book cover (which unbeknownst to me included the back and the spine– in other words she worked her ass off for me!) and digitized all of the artwork for the interior (I have no idea what that means, but she made my artwork look great and I know it was time consuming). Kathy, I can’t thank you enough! You are truly AMAZING!!!
It’s been SO hard to not share the whole writing process with you, but at least you understand why I haven’t been writing as frequently as I had in the past. I am dying to share the cover with you… but being the tease that I am, I’m going to make you wait just a little bit longer. Tomorrow the publisher will let me know the release date and you will be the first to know about it!
Okay… I’ll give you a taste. The picture from this post is from the introduction. Don’t be afraid to take a sip it, there’s no alcohol in it. It’s a Dirty Virgin Martini…