I couldn't resist the title today...there was always this radio show at home that had this story thing....and the reader always ended the program with that line!
Details! OK (deep breath)....
As most of you know who visit here, I got a great rejection a few weeks ago. The issues were problems with too much external plot and a few hero things. However the general comments were that they liked the writing. So I got to thinking that those problems might not be an issue to another publisher. Honestly I've been so focussed on the Romance line that sometimes I forget that there's a whole other world out there!
I knew a bunch of people had sold to Samhain recently so I visited their site, did some checking and took a chance and sent them the full right off the bat. I figured it would be a couple of months to hear so as you know, started a new story. Then Saturday night, after too much wine and the BEST EPISODE EVER of Battlestar Galactica (Which deserves a whole other post!) I had a little pity party with my dh. I was just frustrated and wanting to sell so badly and feeling like I was getting SO CLOSE and yet was still so far away...he said all the right things. I knew he was right - it was a matter of time. But after over 4 years sometimes you're entitled to a little frustration after the better part of a bottle of Aussie Shiraz.
Lo and behold I got up Sunday morning and while dh was making breakfast, checked my messages. And right in my inbox was a contract offer for The Girl Most Likely. After TWO weeks, not two months!
I stared at it, went ho-hum and fired off some e-mails to some of their writers for some input. Had breakfast. Made beds.
Started to feel a glimmer of excitement. I think dh was a bit puzzled.
Got to church, my friend Carla saw my big grin, and I said the words -
I sold a book.
Once I said it it was real and I grinned and bounced all day!
This is a great start to a long career I hope...a launching point for me. Here's hoping it all just grows from here!
Before I sign off there's a few people that need acknowledgement because they've worked damned hard to get me published. Michelle Styles told me once that I had to sell because ALL her CP's have eventually sold. It's one I told you so I don't mind getting. THANK YOU Michelle for all your help over the last year and a half! (Note: Sue, you're next.)
And it's no coincidence that this is the first book that Trish Wylie critted for me. She is a royal pain in the ass and a wonderful CP. I think she was damned near as excited as I was yesterday. I couldn't have put this book together without either of you so champagne for my CP's!
GOD. Now I have to go pass out somewhere. I woke up this morning and my first thought was, "I'm a published author!"
Details as to release date, etc. will follow, naturally!