So. Many. Things. Happening!

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┬áNational 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!

-W.