The last time I wrote on this site, I was just regular ol' Erika Mitchell. Writer, wife, mother, and frequent burner of muffins and other baked goods.
As of February 4, though, I can add another title to my list of greatest hits: AUTHOR.
I've been writing for years, but I always corrected people if they referred to me as an author. To me, being an author means being published. I think anyone can be a writer, especially if they want to write, but being an author is special. It takes work, dedication, persistence, and maybe a little luck.
I wanted to save the moment I allowed myself to be called an author for when I could say it and mean it. And now, here I am.
It feels sooooo good.
So now, you know, if we go to a party together sometime, feel free to introduce me as your author friend. I promise I won't correct you!
(If you're curious and want to see my book out in the wild where just anyone can see it, you can check it out here)