You know the old 1941 song made famous by Glen Miller, sung by everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Beyonce.  Its love song lyrics go like this:
At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song.It goes on to say:I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I could call my own……

Writing a fiction book is a lot like entering a love relationship with a real, live person.  You certainly have to get inside the character to the point that he or she becomes real, and you have to love that character through and through.  That’s the writing part.  Then, you have to find an agent and/or a publisher who falls in love with that character.  That’s the hardest part.  And all the while, you have to hang on to that dream that drove you to the writing and carried you through the desolate days, weeks, and months of waiting for someone in the world out there to connect.

This is my official announcement that my YA novel written in verse, CRAZY, will be published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company sometime in 2014. Today I’ve been running around the house like a mad woman singing this song, because the tune is as seductive as a contract offer, and the words lilting enough to lift my feet right off the floor.

I have lots more of the process that I want share in the days and weeks ahead. But for now, I simply want to bask in the warm glow, give all the glory to God, and keep on singing AT LAST……



AT LAST — 11 Comments

  1. So thrilled to hear about your happy ending!
    It just shows what can happen with talent, hard work, and perseverance…so glad it has happened to you.
    Can’t wait to buy a copy! Miriam

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