Reality check. My seven-year old daughter has a gift for giving me those. I’ve been gushing, beaming from the inside out about my experience at the Humber School of Writers and my mentor Wayson Choy. But – during one of my “Wayson loves-me-fests, my daughter grounded me like a concrete block.
“Mummy – you’re bragging.”
And I was. And I have been. But I think I’m done now; so I can shake off the sparkles and dust of conceit and get on with what is important. Honing my craft, and making my first novel, Debris, the very best it can be.
I’ve given myself a deadline of next Wednesday to get the first few chapters more polished so I can send them to two agents I met this week. It was a HUGE gift that they said – send me something, and I just don’t want to blow it.
So – I won’t be bragging on my blog for a while, because I will be doing what I should be – making my novel better. I do want to thank all my blog readers – you guys are the best. Not one of you called me out on my boasting, you just let me wave it boldly, and for that I say thank you. And thanks for coming back! LOL!
I’ll let you know how I feel about the next step in my journey at the end of next week when I have submitted to the agents. Wish me luck again!