Going for a DreamPosted by Kate O. on Feb 27, 2012 in books, chick lit, Creative Chaos, fiction | 1 comment
A few years ago, I actually completed something I never thought I’d be able to do…I wrote a book! For as long as I can remember this has been a dream of mine. So, I finally decided to start working on that dream!
After years of reading the “classics” at Trinity Christian Academy here in Dallas and then majoring in English at Texas A&M University, I needed a break from reading.
It wasn’t until a few years after graduating college, when I was working and traveling like crazy for Magic Scraps (a wholesale scrapbook supply company) that I finally started reading again. I owe a lot of that credit to my friend Emily Foytlin who was always reading these books that looked really fun. It was then I learned about “chicklit” books and she got both Rachel and I hooked. As we traveled to our next destination for the next Scrapbook Convention we would be at you could find the three of us sitting on a plane or in airports reading.
As we traveled and read, we started talking about how we couldn’t believe a book hadn’t been written about a girl who scrapbooks. Well at least as far as we knew. It was really there that this idea was birthed in me.
After being out of the scrapbook industry for a year or two, I was finally not traveling and had time to sit down and write.
It probably took me about 2 years to finally finish the book. We’re all our worst critics right? I kept writing and rewriting and critiquing what I had written and finally had to say enough! I spent months trying to get an agent interested in me so that I could get my book published but had no luck.
Then the book sat and collected dust on my hard drive for another 2 years until this year, when for Christmas, when my dad gave me a Kindle…I had an idea…self publish! So that is just what I am going to do!
My goal is to have the book up and available in the Kindle store by Friday; so keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer for me that all goes well!
Next up I’ll get it in the Nook store and available on iBooks and then we’ll see if there’s enough interest to actually have it made into book form!
And here is a little sneak peek at the cover that is not quite finished: