Nancy Naigle’s Made It Moment is so vivid, I could see the action on the screen–there really is a screen in her Moment–and feel the prick of tears on her eyes. It’s one I think we all have probably dreamed about, envisioned, at more than one point. May the same thing come to many–and may Nancy’s be the first of many such for her!
The cool thing about “made-it” moments is that you can have a bunch of them in your lifetime, and my advice is to embrace each and every one of them.
SWEET TEA AND SECRETS is my debut novel and it’s available right now in trade paperback and e-formats. This book is the first of several that tie to the small fictional town of Adams Grove. The day I was contacted by Turquoise Morning Press with a contract was thrilling. A made-it moment for sure, but let me tell you, seeing the cover of SWEET TEA AND SECRETS begin to pop up on the websites was no comparison to that day.
I’d expected that my book would be available on its release date of May 2nd, but I was shopping on amazon.com on April 30th (like I do on so many Saturday mornings) and I’m not even sure what made me type my name into the search bar, but I did, and there it was. Spring-time green and cheerful, my cover stared me in the face from the amazon site. I could hardly breathe as the tears tickled my nose and filled my eyes. Of course, then I pinged my best coolio writer chick friend online to share the excitement. She was just as excited as I was…that’s how friends are J
I’d dreamed of this for years, and worked tirelessly for it, but holding my book in my hands and then seeing it on a booksellers website still felt like a surprise.
Every tweet, every facebook mention, every note about the release of SWEET TEA AND SECRETS has been so sweet—better than the finest chocolate.
I appreciate you sharing my “made-it” moment and hope you’ll find a little escape from the hectic day-to-day for a few hours in Adams Grove.
Hugs and high 5s.
Nancy Naigle writes love stories from the crossroad of small town and suspense. After spending most of her life on the Virginia coast, she and her husband left Tidewater for greener pastures a little further inland in Southampton County. They now live on a 76 acre goat farm where Nancy spends every spare moment working on her next book.
Do you know the Virginia state motto? If you answered VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS, you’re right! Perfect for someone who writes love stories, don’t you think?