This is it: my last day at CFI. Actually, make that my last hours at CFI. Right now I’m living in that weird world of in-between where I’m not really here or gone, just…almost. It’s a very strange feeling.
I really will miss a lot of things about working here. I’ll miss working with everyone here—they’re all so much fun to be around and I have a lot of great memories. I’ll miss the author conferences and talking with all of you, and having the opportunity to work with your books. And I’ll really miss just reading your manuscripts. The very best part of this job is when I read a book that I can’t put down, a book that keeps me here late or that I have to finish over the weekend—the kind of book that sends me running to Lyle to demand we send a contract immediately. I’ll really, really miss that.
The final thing I want to say as an acquisitions editor is this: keep writing. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed working with each of you and fully expect to see many books from each of you in the future. I know you’ll enjoy working with Jeff Marsh, and with Jennifer Fielding, who will be taking over my position. They’re both very talented, and I can leave CFI knowing that Acquisitions is in capable hands.
Well, the next time I get on the blog, I’ll be just plain old me, and not an all-powerful editor. But that’s okay, because after all, who knows—I may get a chance now to write a book of my own now. ☺