That is How You Get from Here to There: My Path to Publication

Soundtrack for this post provided by old school Sesame Street.

TODAY my first book comes out! ELLA AND PENGUIN STICK TOGETHER is a real actual book--out in the world without me!

It feels like such a feat because I worked toward this for so long (SO long), through naive enthusiasm, bouts of cynicism, various other isms, unspeakable amounts of coffee and, most importantly, with the camaraderie of other writer pals. 

If you're also writing a book, maybe this will seem comforting. Or ridiculous. Or relatable?

At any rate, this is how I got from Here to There.

(Note: This is the abridged version. SO abridged.)