I have incredible news.
Yesterday, I attended a writing conference across the state. While I was there, I had the opportunity to meet with a REAL, LIVE EDITOR for my book.
And get this.
She contacted me. As in sent me an email, which incidentally went to my spam folder and I just happened to check it right before I left, resulting in much freaking out, but that’s besides the point.
The point is, she actually read my book proposal. And liked it. Or liked it enough to take the time to email me to set up a time to meet with me at the conference. I didn’t have to lift a finger. She came to me!
I panicked the entire conference leading up to our meeting. In the hour countdown beforehand, I literally started having contractions I was panicking so much. And then I got a bad case of the farts, which was unfortunate, but also besides the point.
So we met, I discovered that–lo and behold–editors are real people. She was real and down-to-earth, and told me she liked my writing voice and the idea for the book, but that basically, it came down to marketing.
“I just want to make sure that young moms would actually buy this book…” she confessed.
As I’ve found out, in the book world, young moms are a hard market to reach.
I have a theory about this.
Young moms are a hard market to reach because–get this–we are too busy being supermoms, going to school, working, and taking care of our kids to buy a bazillion books.
But that doesn’t mean we aren’t here.
I want this book to happen so badly for all of us. For all of the incredible young mothers out there, like Tara of The Young Mommy Life, Michelle of Early Mama, Jasmine of Mrs. Mommy M.D. For me and the girls that have made my life what it is today. For all of you, with your amazing and inspiring stories.
For all of the young moms who are changing the world.
Now, for the part that I am asking, begging for your help in. The editor wants me to put together a detailed list of who exactly would buy my book before she decides if they will pursue publication.
Basically, I have to prove to her that there are people who would buy a book on young motherhood. So….
If you, or anyone you know of, would support this book in any way, shape, or form, whether it buying the book, spreading the word, or being a part of the book, please leave a comment below!!
I would love if you could also share this post on Facebook, Twitter, your own blogs or websites, etc. so we can spread the word that young moms deserve a voice.
Please help me make this happen!
Thank you everyone!!!!