So.. I just received a draft of my publishing contract…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so so so shocked / humbled by this. I guess I might not be dreaming after-all!!!! The contract is in the final stages of being completed and soon I will be signing it. I still can’t believe it. I think when I sign it I will probably have a moment of utter mental breakdown.
I started on this writing journey 5 years ago and have been running this site for 2 years now but I have dreamed of being a published author from as far back as I can remember. It has been a dream of mine since childhood and I cannot believe it is this close to becoming reality. I feel so blessed and so utterly grateful by the developments over the last little while because even I couldn’t predict that things would actually come together.
The contract is for me to write a Bankruptcy law visual study guide but I am hopeful that the publisher I am talking to will be willing / able / happy to publish my Contracts 101 book because that one is basically complete. If I can get a publishing contract for that I would be saving myself so much hassle and expediting my path to being a professional publisher backed writer! And by this time next year I’ll have THREE published books, two of them with a traditional publisher!
I can’t even believe I’m writing this. I feel like I should pinch myself.
Another wonderful thing happened this morning. I received an email from a paralegal who said that due to some curriculum chaos over at the National Association of Legal Assistants Certified Paralegal, he bought my book to study off of and passed! That was such a great email to wake up to because normally I only get emails from students who failed the Ontario bar. So to get an email from a paralegal who passed with the aid of my book is pretty darn incredible. I am also really really embarrassed to admit that it never even occurred to me that my materials can be used by paralegals. I don’t know if that speaks volumes to my training as a lawyer and this very stratified system or whether I just am terrible at marketing or whether I am just an idiot but either way this is pretty incredible feedback and I hope to do something with it. I haven’t figured out what but it’s like a whole new world opened to me.
All I know is the older I grow, the more I realize that I don’t know anything.
Keep on trucking. Huzzah!