About halfway through a little book I like (Click here for more on this book: THE POCKET MUSE), I found the story about the bottle of wine.
How they'd saved a really great bottle of wine for something worth celebrating. And it ends with the advice, pretty much Don't Save the Wine-
Celebrate everything immediately.
Celebrate a rejection that includes a personal note.
Celebrate finishing something hard.
And when publication finally comes, celebrate everything.
The initial acceptance.
The galleys coming in.
The editor calling to tell you the publication date.
The day you get the final copies.
For me, this has been a year of celebration.
I love what fellow debut author Caroline Starr Rose says she's learned in her first year of publication. (She even created a poster on the topic, free for the asking! CLICK HERE TO GO THERE.)
I'm pondering GLORY BE's first year, in anticipation of traveling to Houston's TWEEN READS Festival where I'll be on a panel along with these other debutantes...
Panel 5: Dare to Debut
(Can a guy be a debutante?)
Any other debut authors out there with sage advice? Are you celebrating even the small successes? Thoughts on your own first book's publication? Or anticipation of it?
What do you think kids- "tweens"- would like to know about our first books?