I've been sitting on this news since mid-December, and I finally got the permission to announce it. My book is getting published! (More details will be forthcoming, as well as some excerpts of the book.)
I cried a lot when I found out it was accepted - almost every time I think about it I still get teary. Writing a book is such a consuming thing - emotionally and mentally. It took me the better part of two years and was so much drafting, editing, and re-writing. The story has changed so many times but each time I think it gets better. I can sincerely say that it is one of the best things I have ever done. It definitely has a huge piece of my heart and I can't wait to share it with the world, even though I am incredibly intimidated. It is so hard to put this piece of yourself into the hands of strangers, knowing they may hate it, but the thought of people reading and connecting with it trumps the fear.
You can pre-order it now on Amazon here. (!) Or you can wait for the official launch which is September 9th.
Thanks to all of those who have supported me, read drafts, listened to me cry, and most of all believed that I could do it. This is your book, as much as it is mine because I never could have done it alone.