This is a quick post to extend my congratulations to one of my very favourite bloggers and an exceptional writer, Keri. She announced very recently that a novel she’s been working on for a long while has been picked up by a publisher and will be published soon. Read her story about it here.
My initial reaction to this news after she tagged me in her post on Facebook was quite literally one of zero surprise. She’s an extremely talented writer and a really good person. You know when you just know someone is guaranteed for great things? Keri is one of those people. It was always a case of ‘when’ not ‘if’.
The best thing about her is that it was through hard work and several knockbacks she achieved this feat. It wasn’t handed to her on a silver platter. It wasn’t fate that chose her for it. She put in a tonne of effort and she’s justly reaped the rewards of it.
Words can’t express how happy I am for her. I’ve come across a handful of people whilst blogging who deserve to be published on merit. Two of them have been now and I’m absolutely made up for them both. I know they’ll go on to have flourishing careers. The others who haven’t yet been published will definitely have their day.
One effect Keri’s deserved success has had on me is motivation. I was already dead set on publication; this has only spurred me on. At the time of writing this, I’m so close to the desired word-count I’ve been aiming for in my novel. Once that’s achieved there’ll be no stopping me. I hope I won’t be long for joining Keri in the pantheon of published writers. It’d be nice to see us recommending one another on the back cover of our books!
Until my day comes I’ll celebrate Keri’s success in raising a drink to a job well done and to her continued success. You’re living the dream now girl!