Thursday, August 8, 2013

     Hello!  I'm Michelle and this is my blog.  I would like to say that I'm a twenty-something, blonde hair, blue eyed, gorgeous model that leads an adventurist life.  BUT that would be a lie.  I'm actually a forty-something, overweight, married, mother of two that lives a boring life.  The truth is over-rated.
I was born and raised around Indianapolis.  I met my husband in high school and we've been married for 24 years.  Seventeen years ago, we relocated to Texas and been here ever since.  We have two great teenagers in our house, Jessie and Nate.  The center of the Lowhorn's universe is a 1 year old pug named Gracie.
     I'm blessed to have a job that I love and you guessed correctly, I'm a teacher.  Just like every year, my summer is skyrocketing towards fall and once again, I'm not ready.
    I'm seriously obsessed with romance novels and I owe a thank you to husband for not complaining too loudly about all the money I spend on this particular obsession. 
    Since I was a young girl, I've always had a secret dream to be an author.  Around a year ago, I decided it was time to really give it a try.  A month ago, I finished the second book in The Teacher Series.  I gathered my courage and sent the two books to the publisher.  I prepared myself for rejection and checked my email a hundred times a day.  One week later, Rebel Ink Press sent me the dreaded email.  Before I clicked the button, I told myself that it didn't matter if they liked the books or not.  It was early morning (in a teenager's world) when I opened the mail.  When I realized they were offering me a contract, I started yelling and running around the house.  It was the most physical exercise that I've gotten in years.  As I continued to run, actually it was more like a power walk, I called my husband and attempted to tell him the good news.  Unfortunately by that time, I was out of breath from all the exercise.  My son emerged from his room, still mostly asleep, and figured out what I was trying to say.  He took the phone from me and told my husband the good news.  Since then, things have been busy.
     I designed a website and blog.  For someone who isn't that computer savvy, I haven't done too bad.  I do have Go Daddy technical support on speed dial and I envision that the techs do rock, paper, scissors every time my number shows up.
     At this point, the editor hasn't lost her patience with my numerous emails.  So I'm taking that as a good sign!  Her latest response said that the cover and blurb should be on my desk (or bed for me because that's where I do all my typing) by the end of the month.  I'm so excited that I feel like a small child who can't wait for Christmas.
     I'm going to try to blog regularly, even though I know that no one is reading it yet.  Good bye for now from Gracie (sleeping in my lap) and me.

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