I'd already been once, to discuss my Digital Originals submission with Clare Hey and Sara-Jade Virtue. The submission was The Cherry Tree Cafe, and I was waiting to find out if the rest of the Team loved it as much as Clare and S-J.
I wasn't in the building long before Clare took me to one side and said the words I'd been longing to hear - 'We'd like to offer you a two book deal'
Milly Johnson and her fabulous agent were among the speakers that day, but I can't remember much of what they said! 12 books in and I'm still on Cloud 9 and forever grateful that I get to work with such a magnificent Team.
I had very little confidence when I submitted The Cherry Tree Cafe, but I knew, that more than anything else in the world, I wanted to be a published author with books on the shelves, and so I uploaded it and pressed send.
If you have a burning ambition, I urge you to do the same. Life is too short to put things off and wait for the right time. That time is now so go for it! Be brave! You've nothing to lose and everything to gain!