Okay, I must breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Nope, it's not working. I am beyond excited and may not sleep tonight. I will lie there smiling maniacally in the dark because today, my hard work, tears, frustrations and fear all became worth it. Well, publishing Finding Lucas, seeing it in paperback for the first time and connecting with the most amazing group of authors, bloggers and readers makes it all worth it. But seeing my name in the same sentence as Marian Keyes's and being featured in a video with one of the funniest, smartest and prolific chick lit writers in the world was...awesome. If you'd like to check out the Wattpad video and hear how Marian Keyes, Romi Moondi, Caitlin O'Hanlon and I define chick lit, here it is:
I am honored to be able to voice my opinion of chick lit and hear those of authors I admire. Watching myself on video (I can't believe I actually giggled my name, but in my defense, I am not used to introducing myself as anything other than "Sam") is surreal and more than a little weird. But, truly, this is a day to remember and just one more reason why being a writer is the best and craziest job in the world.