Two years old. It brings to mind an image of toddlers. No longer babies,they aren't children and certainly are far from adulthood. Two year olds are notorious for throwing temper tantrums one minute and clinging to their mom the next. They are high energy, take a lot of patience, have endless curiousity and they surprise you on a daily basis.
The Wild Rose Press turned 2 on May and is very much a toddler. It has taken a lot of energy, patience and curiousity to get us to where we are today. Some days it feels like we've been around forever. The processes we have in place, the stories we have in the bookstore, the wonderful staff, and the friends we've made all make it feel like its always been here. And yet there's times when we learn something new and we are amazed by the discovery. We're a lot like that toddler, feeling our way along, learning, growing and getting bigger. Much like a two year old though, there's times when things don't quite go as we wanted or don't turn out the way we thought they would and we close the garden gate and throw temper tantrums in private. Hey I'm being honest, you know, its not all sunshine and roses here in the garden. There's been "issues", there's been "discussions", but we've learned from everything and its made us what we are today.
Fortunately, in the past two years there's been far more wonderful surprises then there has been bad. We're ready for whatever challenges are to come in our third year (that sounds weird just to write it - third year??). There will be fun and hard work and we'll meet new folks along the way who will become part of this beautiful garden.
I'm rambling, I know it, but I wanted to say that turning 2 is fabulous. We had no clue where we were going two years ago. We took baby steps in the beginning. we wobbled and we fell and we got up. Now we're a toddler and ready to discover all the world of romance publishing has to offer. We're off and running to the next exciting adventure and I hope you're coming with us.
Happy birthday TWRP!