Jenny Milchman does a series of guest posts on her blog by authors who have achieved their Made It Moments. I’ve even had the privilege of appearing there myself, writing about my first Made It Moment, and my most recent at that time, May 9th 2011.
After that, I had more of those Moments, including signing with my agent a year ago, then landing a three-book contract with Berkley Prime Crime. The series has yet to debut, that world moving slowly and carefully as it does.
But I want to talk about another sort of MIM today, My First Blurb. I don’t mean receiving a blurb for my book, although I’ve received some awesome, thrilling ones of those. But the first time I was asked to blurb someone else’s book--man oh man, I felt like a star.
Lesley Diehl asked me last year to blurb her POISONED PAIRINGS, the second in her microbrew series. What a kick! A few month later, I was asked to do two more. Jack Bates asked me to give one for his steampunk adventure, LILY DAIR: THE EYES OF PAUGUK. Then I got a THIRD request from Janet Christian for her mystery, DOUBLE TROUBLE. (I don’t think Janet’s book is published, but I blurbed it.)
I reuse my online calendars from the last year, so I usually notice what was happening exactly a year ago when I record what I’m doing now. Tomorrow is the anniversary of that second request. When I saw that on my calendar is gave me a warm glow and I realized that being asked to blurb truly is A Moment.