- Leaving your parents home and going to graduate school
- Buying your first house
- Getting married
Well, to that list I humbly suggest adding meeting with your publisher and signing your first publishing contract.
That's right, Virginia, the deal is done. I signed with -- (wait for it) -- Aziza Publishing, a small press based in Boston.
I must admit to having second and third thoughts about signing, but I always have second and third thoughts. Sometimes I think that I think to much. I suppose that part of the writer's curse and what I get for living a large part of my life in my head.
But I signed nonetheless because Aziza will help me learn more about the publishing process and the publishing world. Sure I learned it myself and stop writing for months. Who wants to do that? Not I.
Besides, there's nothing like a being led into a strange new world by a professional with lots of experience. So I will learn from them and at the end of the contract if I'm not I'll find a different publisher or perhaps I will self-publish then.
So wish me luck and start saving your pennies. A paper copy of Aure the Topaz will be available early in 2013.