TAG! You're It! - Tuesday,
where I ask the questions and my guests answer them.
But that's not all, my guest also gets to tag my next victim.
This week, Elana Johnson has been tagged . . .
by last week's Ali Cross.
Wow! Coming up with a question to ask you was not easy, especially when you're involved in so many projects. I could ask you how to write a query or submit it through Querytracker.net. OR I could ask about the upcoming WRITE ON CON. But instead, I think I'll take this to a more personal level and ask you about your writing career and soon to be released debut novel, POSSESSION. So, here we go.
I know you submitted like crazy, receiving more than 300 rejections, so there must have been a time when you wanted to quit. Looking back, what do you feel was the driving force behind not giving up on your writing?
Pure stubbornness. I’m like a pit bull. Once I sink my teeth into something, I don’t let go.
Also, when thinking about your future as a published author, what defining moment are you most looking forward to?
I’m really looking forward to going into my local Barnes & Noble, a store I frequent often, and seeing MY BOOK staring back at me from the shelf. I can’t imagine that, and I won’t know what it feels like until it happens. But I think it’s going to be a defining moment for me.
And then, if you want, I'd really love for you to brag a little about your book and tell us when and where we can get our own copy, which I'm really looking forward to holding in my hot little hand.
I don’t even know how to brag about it! It’s a great book? Ha! POSSESSION is available everywhere in North America on June 7, 2011. There are some ARCs floating around out there, so I guess just be on the lookout for those giveaways. It’ll come out in France and the French Canadian market in September, 2011, with the same cover. It’s also sold in Poland, but a release date has yet to be set for that.
A Little About Elana:Elana Johnson’s debut novel, Possession, will be published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster) on June 7, 2011. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for download. School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or Twitter. She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers. Elana is represented by Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary.
And now it's time for Elana to TAG a friend.
TAG! You're It!