If you came by on Friday, you read my rant about my least favorite number (at least until recently), which is 13. Today, I'm all about my favorite number: 18. I've had a long and fruitful relationship with the number 18. Both my kids were born on the 18th of the month—July and October. I finished my first book, "Treading Water," on May 18, 2005, and today I added another item to my list of why I love the 18th of the month: I signed with a fabulous new agent, Kevan Lyon.
This exciting development came the day after my Sourcebooks editor offered me a contract for book two and beyond. As my writing friends know, we spend a lot of time waiting for stuff to happen. To have two such huge events happen in one twenty-four hour period is beyond amazing. Today, I had my wonderful new agent and my lovely editor give me insightful, detailed feedback on two of my books. I told my friend Chris that I wondered briefly if I had died and gone straight to writer heaven!
For those keeping score at home, this love of the number 18 is why I gave Ryan that uniform number in "Line of Scrimmage."
To cap off my day, I just got an e-mail from my friend Linda Wisdom that I won her new book for commenting on a guest blog. What a great day!!