on September 15, 2011
I’ve wanted to write this blog post for some time. While I’m all right at making up character’s emotions, I’m not so great about sharing my own. But, I’m ready to share. When Lynn Rush emailed and asked me if I’d be interested in reading WASTELAND to provide a cover quote, I was stunned. Honored, really excited, (because I hadn’t been able to read the entire book yet, and Lynn was offering to SEND IT TO ME), and…stunned. I can’t really describe what if felt like when an author I truly admire wanted to quote me on her BOOKCOVER. An actual quote. With my name!
This writing journey is made up of moments. The first time you write “the end.” The first time you submit your story—the first rejection you get. The first “the call” you get… your book in print…and being quoted on someone else’s book. Yeah, there are ‘first’ moments still coming up for me, I hope. But I wanted to say that being quoted was truly a special moment. Lynn’s first book, and my first quote.
I agonized over that quote! I loved the book and so wanted to get the words just right. Finally, I just told the truth. When all else fails, say what you feel.
Here’s the quote:
So, Lynn, thank you so much for sharing the moment. And for the rest of you, go read WASTELAND. I promise you won’t be disappointed. 🙂