Follow along as I attempt to break into the exciting-yet-terrifying world of publishing. I started blogging right around the time I stopped writing for fun and began writing with the internet to publish. After several long years of rewriting, revising, submitting, and banging my head off the keyboard, I entered my third YA novel, OUT OF NOWHERE, in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest (the entire experience is outlined in my blog, in detail). I made it all the way to the Top 3 in the YA category. In June 2012, I self-published my first two contemporary YA books, JUST YOU and SOMEONE ELSE.