My inner b*tch has to take a back seat for a little while because my RWA chapter president, my friend, has finally achieved something she’s been working toward for many, many years. Judi Fennell sold her 3-book Mer series to Sourcebooks today.
Judi practically broke her back in the Gather.com First Chapters and American Title contests, but she told us that she learned some amazing things about promotion from those experiences. She encouraged us all to go to the Long Island Romance Writers Luncheon, and I’m realizing now that I should’ve sat at her table so I could’ve watched her in action. Judi’s a fantastic writer and an amazing person, and I’m SO proud and excited for her!
And yes, I’m jealous as hell, though I’m starting to realize, maybe I’m not so much jealous of her as I am mad at myself because I’m not quite there yet. My day is coming and I’m damn well not giving up. I’m definitely not as gregarious as Judi is, but I’m learning from her, and I want to learn more. Judi stands as proof to the rest of us what we can accomplish if we keep our heads in the game at all times. Never ever give up.
Congratulations, Judi! As Laura said, massive amounts of cyber-bubbly to you!! Please don’t forget us “little people” when you’re on the NYT Bestseller list. 🙂