Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Sweetness of Success
Yes. Yes, it can.
I am so pleased, more than pleased really, I am estatic to report that my online writer friend, Julie Kibler, had her debut novel published February 13th, and a month later (to the day I believe), Warner Brothers picked up her manuscript to adapt for a movie!
Here is the link, if you are interested.
Now seriously, how often does this happen? I'd wager, not too often. It's incredible news, fabulous stuff, and Julie deserves every accolade she is receiving. Julie's worked hard on this manuscript, giving up her job, working as hard at writing as she did at her job and now, after all the toil and trevail, Julie triumphs!
And here's another really great thing about this whole situation. Julie is a nice, credible, warm, wonderful person. I can't say enough nice things about her. She's just great.
Have I read the book? Absolutely.
Do I like it? I can tell you this, I worried about the characters after I closed the book for the night. I surmised and imagined and wondered, and looked forward to my next engagement with the book, and as I read the last few paragraphs, I burst into tears. That's how invested I became in this book. So, did I like it? Yes, yes I did. Very much in fact.
Julie's debut novel is a smashing success. Kudos to her.
It can be done. The dream is not dead; it's just waiting for you, the next fabulous writer to make the scene. It's coming for you.
What will you give it?