Friday, November 11, 2011

My First Sale!

Well I finally did it. I made my first sale on Etsy. It was a little nerve wracking because the person who bought the fabric wrap bracelet had never been a member of Etsy before and they had so history there. They did have Paypal so that was a plus, but I kept expecting things the fall apart. That's the pessimist in me.

Thankfully everything has gone smoothly, though I haven't heard anything from the person since she got the bracelet. Oh well.

Anyway, I am still working on my book/books. I am currently working on my third draft of the first part of the story, or first book. I have given myself the goal of finishing it completely and having it ready to send to agents and publishers by the end of the year. Actually, there is a contest I thought about trying to enter that has the deadline of Dec. 15. It would be great to win some awards for the book and give it some "street cred" before it goes out. We'll see, but I won't hate myself if I don't make that deadline.

I am still loving the story and have even added a few characters since I started. They just seem to appear in the story at the right time, which is cool. I do need to get an editor though. My best friend has been helping me. She has an English degree which helps and she isn't afraid to tell me the truth, which also helps. I take what she says seriously and most of the changes she suggested really do work out better. She is a very busy lady though and doesn't have tons of time to read my excerpts.

We are also preparing for Thanksgiving around here. I am planning on cooking this year, which I have only done one other time. Things turned out well though and I'm not worried. Usually we go to family dinners at other people's houses. Actually, we are doing that this year also, but I am cooking another meal on Friday for when my Mom comes up. So that should be fun.....

I am trying not to think about Christmas yet, but I guess I need to start saving up for gifts for the kiddos. Not sure what I am making this year, but I have already had one request for a hat. So I guess I'll get going on that too.

Thanks for reading!
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