Looking back on the last three years, for me it’s been a mix of excitement and despair. Though I’d been published in non-fiction, nothing could beat the thrill of holding my first fiction book in my hand. And I’ve had some amazing emails from readers who’ve loved Suzy, even as recently as a few weeks ago. Yet, like many of the other TFCers there have been times when I’ve been so frustrated by what’s happened. After selling The Second Virginity of Suzy Green I thought, yay, this is it. I’ll sell my next book and the one after that and have the writing career I’d dreamed of.
Not so!! Through a number of circumstances (which I won’t bore you with here) I’m still waiting. I now have another agent who, as we speak, is submitting my latest manuscript, and though it’s early days we’re feeling really positive.
Anyway, aside from that, being a member of TFC these last three years has been an incredible experience. We help and support each other not only with our writing but all other aspects of our lives. And it was awesome when a few of us met up at RWA San Francisco a couple of years ago – when I went over from New Zealand with Amanda.
Here's Wendy and me (back right) at San Fran!
And here I am front left, next to Kelly and Amanda's top right.
So, here’s to another three years of Teen Fiction Café and to all of our careers soaring in the direction we want.
If you’d like the chance to win a copy of The Second Virginity of Suzy Green, please leave a comment and the winners name will be announced on Monday.