I mean they’re all about writing books, right? And before they’re published, it’s all they talk about, all they dream about. They attend workshops, and join writers’ organizations. They work way harder than any person in his (or her) right mind should, staying up late, getting out of bed early, using any extra minutes to write, write, write.
And then it happens–publication. A first contract is followed by another. And another. Book after book comes out, and I’ll tell you what, those authors are still working hard, but in addition to all that write, write, write stuff, they’ve now got promotions and publicity to add to the list.
Still, a dream is a dream, and authors have to keep dreaming. It’s the only way they can keep those story ideas coming. They have to believe, too, the way few other people do, in those crazy dreams and in their own abilities to not only come up with a good story, but to craft it in a way that’s interesting and write it so that readers just can’t put down their book.
And what’s she going to do to mark the occasion? From what I’ve heard . . . start another book.