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Thursday, December 1, 2011

It only takes one ‘YES’!



It’s true, in the life of a writer it only takes one ‘yes’ to turn an otherwise dreary day around. 

For example, a couple of weeks ago I spent two days querying agents for my new book: Traveling Down The Wests’ Lane. On Day 3, I got a couple of rejections and a request for a full manuscript and another rejection. I spent the next day and a half re-reading my MS, finding/fixing/ grammar errors, plot holes, etc. I sent off the MS and went back to querying, hoping for the best. I got more rejections and two more requests for fulls over the next week.

Then at 6:15 AM about a week after the first request for a full, I got my ‘yes’: 

A REAL LIVE OFFER OF REPRESENTATION! 

Holy Macaroni! I danced on the ceiling, hovering between pure glee and ‘can this really be REAL?’ 

But every time I read the words:

So ... Monique, our question to you: May we send you a contract for Traveling Down The Wests' Lane for a July 2012 release, in ebook and paperback? 

My response was Yes, YES, YES!!!!!! (Please and Thank YOU!!)

(The day got even better—but you’ll have to tune in Monday (which is my birthday) for all the exciting details.)

6 comments:

Suzanne

Such wonderful news - I'm so excited for you!

Cindy Patterson

Congratulations, I'm so happy for you!
Cindy Patterson:)

Lance Wilkins

Again - congratulations! It wasn't a question of if the book was good enough. I loved it. It was only a question of whether or not the right people would recognize it. Guess they did. :)

Wonder if I should do something about those 'was's' in there. hmmm

Kathi Oram Peterson

Congrats! I'm excited for you. :)

Angela Carlie

Yay! Congratulations, Monique! I can't wait until Monday to find out all the deets. :) I bet you are flying high right now. Enjoy! You deserve the best.

Monique

You guys are too kind.:) Thanks for being here. This is an exciting journey--I'm glad you're coming along for the ride. :)

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