This morning my dream was realized. Well, almost anyway. I was floating in that not awake-not asleep haze that I’m usually in at a quarter to five. Then my phone dinged. Bleary-eyed, I picked it up and hit the button to check my email. And there it was… a reply about my submission to Pink Petal Books.
The moment wasn’t one of those clearly etched in your mind moments. I was still kinda partly asleep after all. However, I did draw a breath reminding myself that there was every possibility that Shifting Winds would be rejected. It happens. It’s happened to me with Silver Lining. I opened the email and there it was… my first contract offer.
Now, you all know that I am not a fan of the squee. I didn’t squee. I mean, who squees when they are naked in bed after all? Not me, I can tell you. I got up and put on my Blogography Zombie shirt and discovered that the TV was on. So I go down the hall and tell Motley, who has company at 5 am, that I got my first contract. She and Aaron half assed squee for me. I forgive them for it though. This is a defining moment in my life after all.
The funny thing is, I don’t feel like jumping up and down and throwing confetti. I just feel… vindicated. THIS is what I am meant to do. THIS is what I am meant to be. I FUCKING TOLD YOU SO, LIFE!
Okay, now maybe my eyes are just a tad damp. After all, this is my friend Darrie in Scotland’s birthday. (I sent him a bottle of Vampire Wine. Thank you DanielPhillip for telling me about it.) Tomorrow is my birthday. I don’t think I’ve ever received a present like this one…
So here I sit in my Dave-toon shirt feeling… official. I’ve arrived. I can officially say that I am an Author. I write Throbbing Vampire Cock stories. In this case actually, it’s a Throbbing Dragon Cock and Pulsing Vampire Pussy story. But the moment I’ve worked so hard for… the moment I’ve waited for and dreamed about has arrived.
I miss Rott. He’s not here to share this with me, but YOU are. And I thank every single one of you from the bottom of my heart for believing in me. That is the best birthday present ever.