As Good as It Gets: Signing a Two Book Publishing Deal
I'm happy to hear about any first-time author signing a publishing deal but it's even more exciting when it's a fellow BlogHer. Sarah Bessey signed a two book publishing contract with Simon and Schuster! Read what the moment of signing those papers was like for and and be on the lookout for her first book, Jesus Feminist: Life on the Other Side of our Church’s Gender Debates in bookstores in 2013. - Karen
I touched the thick white paper with my finger tips, let my eyes rest on the first page for a long while, the address in New York, the Big 6 name, the whole thing. This is as good as it gets, my wonderful agent tells me, and she’s right, so I savoured.
There weren’t words for this moment, I sat in silence, my husband was watching me carefully, no doubt gauging his reaction to mine. I whispered something about how I couldn’t imagine how this had happened, how I wasn’t really worthy of this, how this all feels so much bigger than me, and, like, whoa, and I felt the weight of responsibility, the weight of my humanity and mistakes and my own flawed voice, I felt the weight of glory, too.