What does signing a publishing contract represent? I suppose it represents different things to different people so I’ll focus on why I’m excited about it. It feels significant to me because:
Someone else enjoyed my story so much they want to invest time and money into transforming my dream into a book that children can hold in their hands! I hope that they’ll have just as much fun reading it as I did writing it.
Also, I get to work with an editor who helps New York Times Best Selling authors line up their words neatly – how cool is that?
On a more personal note, I guess it also means even though it might seem like an impossible dream to write a story someone else enjoys especially if you’re as bad at spelling, punctuation and grammar as I am but apparently it’s not. Did I mention I’m thrilled to have a fantastic editor working on my story?
In the meantime, I hope this post will encourage you to dream big no matter how little you are.