Three years ago, we started the Teen Fiction Cafe. I don't know about you, but I think I age in dog years. It feels like Forever Ago. But then again, I tend to measure life by my kids (I have four). So three years ago, my Demon Baby looked like . . . well . . . a baby.
Three years and a LOT of gray hair later, along with balls thrown in the house, worms put in my wine glass (and on my pillow) and one diamond ring fed to the dogs . . . he looks like a little boy. THREE years.
Now, I didn't ONLY sit around and eat bon-bons, age exponentially, and act as mom to four kids. I also wrote books. I've always written books. Or maybe it just seems that way!
But I had an idea for a middle grade book, and about four years ago, I got a three-book contract and the Magickeepers were born. Except I still had to write it. But that was OK. And the first one came out last year in hardcover. Next month (!) it comes out in trade paperback.
Followed, in May, by the hardcover release of the next book in the series.
When I write it like that, it really does sound like it was a "snap." But trust me . . . I aged exponentially. 'Cause I just can't figure out where the time went. Do you suppose this is what Albert Einstein mean by "relativity." What's something that "seems like yesterday"? Is time relative? Does it drag sometimes? And go by in a snap at others?
Leave a comment between now and the end of our blog party and one random winner will get a hardcover copy of the first Magickeepers book! And another will win a copy of ROCK MY WORLD, one of my YA titles from . . . gosh . . . five years ago. Don't even get me started on how long ago THAT seems.