But in February, I found something extraordinary. Via Twitter, which I resisted for a long time, I found this great resource, writer and marketing expert, Georgia McBride. She hosts chats on Twitter and maintains an online community that rocks for YA authors, called YALITCHAT.
It was because of one of her chats on Twitter, that I first heard about a publishing house that caught my interest, Teen Fire. And by becoming more involved, I found my contest for February AND an adventure for March.
Yes, people, I will be going back to NYC for the launch party of Teen Fire. It is going to be held during the week of the NYC Teen Author Festival. Another amazing opportunity, I might add.
Are the golden bricks finally falling into place for me? Yes, I do believe the great Emerald City and Oz are not that far away anymore. I know I still have a lot of work to do, but each step fills me with excitement and reminds me that I am meant to be a writer of YA fiction!!!