I got the idea for COUNTING TO D on January 20th, 2011. I was just living my life and barely even thinking about writing when the idea just assaulted me. I couldn’t ignore it. So I started typing. Six weeks later, I had a rough draft. Six months after that, I had an agent.
COUNTING TO D went out on submission last fall. I’m still waiting to hear from publishers, because the rumors are all true. Publishing really is the slowest industry ever! I started writing PHILIA about two weeks after my agent sent COUNTING TO D out into the world. I needed to distract myself.
Now I’m putting the finishing touches on PHILIA and will hopefully have a polished second novel to hand my future publisher as soon as somebody accepts COUNTING TO D. I’m even starting to outline my next book in my head so I’ll have something to work on once I hand PHILIA off to my agent.
It is crazy to think 365 days ago all I had was a fresh new idea. It’s been a crazy year! But I have a feeling the next 365 days are going to be pretty great too.