My eighth novel came out on 4/24/2012. I have to pinch myself sometimes when I think of the fact that I have eight novels and two anthologies on bookshelves worldwide - that my books are sold in Japan, in London, in the Carribean, and that I have readers all over the world! I feel very accomplished for someone who is just in my late thirties with (I pray) many more years ahead of me and tons more stories to tell. And yet...I want MORE!
I want to write for a magazine. I want at least one feature film to be made based on one of my books (White Lines, preferably). I want to write for TV. I want to host a TV talk show. I want to write a memoir, a historic women's fiction novel, a children's book. I want to WRITE on such a grander scale than I currently do. And I have so much to say! I want to change the way people think and inspire people to dream BIG! And this year, I am DETERMINED to make big strides towards my goals.
Step one was parting ways with my old agent and beginning my search for a new one. Agents are a vital part of a career. They are the ones who fight for your money, your promotion and marketing and they are your go-to people for the steering of your career. I am EXCITED at the thought of working with someone new who will be able to guide me toward the best opportunities. So for the past couple of weeks I have interviewed prospective agents and met with them to determine if they are the right person to help me move to the next level. The process has been fun and a real thrill. But now comes the hard part. DECISION TIME.
Not wanting to make the wrong decision, I've placed the future of my career in God's hands. After all, He is the One who gave me this gift to write. Surely, He will guide me to the right person who can help me take the best next steps! So as I continue to write my next novel (the 3rd installment in the White Lines series) while simultaneously penning a memoir, I trust that the Creator has my back and that He will soon reveal the person divinely chosen to be the Robin to my Batman, the Pinky to my Brain. :-)