Sunday, September 4, 2011

We are family

Families. We all have them. It is part of being human. There are the families we are born into and the family of friends we surround ourselves with. We even have work families, but I am not going to write about any of those.

Instead I want to tell you about my new sisters and brothers. Only one of whom I have met, yet I can tell from talking to the group, they are all talented, intelligent, and funny. But best of all, they have welcomed me with open arms. I am talking about the founder, writers and editors of Fantasy Island Book Publishing. I am now a member of this wonderful family and I could not be more excited.

I have to admit I was a bit scared and intimidated when I started speaking with the other writers in the group. Most of them are published, and I am a newbie at all this. My memories took me back to the beginning of my singing career and being the new kid on the block. The opera world can be extremely cut throat (no pun intended). Just being another singer would automatically place you in the competition category.

So you can imagine how elated and surprised I was to find those in the FIBP family were nothing like that. From editing manuscripts to designing covers, these guys are willing to help each other in any way possible. It is a breath of fresh air, and any fears of I may have had are now banished.

I am still a bit anxious since becoming a published author is uncharted territory for me. However, I know that I am not alone in this journey. My FIBP family will be there to help me along the way and I am lucky to be their new little sister.

1 comment:

  1. What a great post, Joan.... Welcome to the FIBP Family. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask :)