Go Ahead, Make My Month
Light blogging, I know. Most of my attention is going to exploring a non-profit corp for SoFoBoMo.
But this was pretty exciting for me… I just got this email, from Clare Selley:
I just wanted to say thank you for running SoFoBoMo – it got me to put together a book about my city which has now been accepted for commercial publication (with several tweaks, relayouts, text added, etc!)
Without SoFoBoMo I never would have had the inspiration, drive and target to put the book together and now I’m getting paid for it! I’ll be mentioning the challenge – and the website – in the book’s acknowledgements, I hope you don’t mind me quoting the rules!
That’s just incredibly exciting. I mean, a SoFoBoMo book, accepted for commercial publication.
On behalf of everyone who’s ever participated, I’d like to congratulate Clare. Clare, you are awesome. You are awesomely awesome.
I hope all the folks who’ve participated in SoFoBoMo get a thrill out of this. Every single one of you helped make this happen. SoFoBoMo is about getting a book *done*, not about getting it picked up for commercial publication. But when someone who did a book for SoFoBoMo gets it published, I think we all deserve a big helping of feeling thrilled.
And here, by ‘big helping’, I mean “break out the big bowls, pile it up high, maximum sized helping”.