I am truly blessed. After two years of writing, rewriting and editing, my dreams came true yesterday with the release of my debut novel, Beaver Tales: Stories from Below the Belt. This book was a labor of love from the moment I scribed my first journal entry. From that point on, a vision, guided by a passion for writing, was transformed into a story which then became reality.
The first time I saw my book in print I smiled as tears rolled down my cheeks. I held it in my hands, hugged it, and ran my fingers over the cover to make sure it was real. My emotions were mixed as I flipped through the pages. There was definitely a huge sense of accomplishment mirrored by nerves and uncertainty. I wouldn’t be real if that wasn’t true. Tuesday, however, was different. There were no tears and uncertainty but rather ear to ear smiles with a strong sense of achievement. I was, and still am, simply humbled and happy to have this adventure of a lifetime. Humbled, because I will always remember who I am, where I came from, and who got me here, and happy because I achieved one of my lifelong dreams.
It amazes me to this day that my journey began as gossip at happy hour, followed by right and left hand turns and even detours. But it was my biggest fans; my family and friends and a chance meeting with a filmmaker who pushed me to publish these cheeky tales. Now, as I write this blog, it’s hard to believe Beaver Tales is a full bound jacket covered book! So take a leap of faith, follow your passion, and live your dream. You can accomplish anything if you are surrounded by great people.
While my calendar is filling up with media appearances and book signings, I choose to celebrate the launch of Beaver Tales away from my chaotic world. That’s why I’m writing this blog a few days after, from 30,000 feet in the sky in route to home. My little respite allowed me to embrace the moment and reflect on those in my life who supported me through it all. There are too many people to thank for all their love and encouragement – You know who you are and you know I could not have done this without you!
Thank you, I love you!
Your Favorite Wax-a-nista,
P.S. – Go to www.beavertalesbook.com to buy Beaver Tales: Stories from Below the Belt
P.S.S. – Don’t miss me at the Athleta in King of Prussia Mall, PA this Friday, May 13th from 12pm to 9pm. Stop by, say hi and get your book signed