Was it only a year ago when the two of us were fledglings authors waiting for our moment in the sun? Yes--it was--but we were holding our breath, both of us with the strange sense that we were on the verge. After all, we had both been working like industrious beavers for years--writing, writing, writing--querying--and failing--then getting right back up again and writing and querying some more. And here's the thing for all of you who don't know us as long as we know each other (I believe it's been nearly six years)--we. NEVER. GAVE. UP. We couldn't actually, though there were times we really just needed to lick each others wounds.
So here, today, on Michelle's release day I want to celebrate her amazing journey of persistance. 2013 is her year, with much, much more to come. And she deserves every last drop of it. No one works harder! Because we help each other out, she has dubbed me her Hammy Godmother--but you know what? She's mine, too. We take care of each other you know? Which is an important lesson for all you other fledglings out there. Do unto others as you would they do unto you. It is the credo Michelle and I live by.