That sounds somewhat ominous doesn't it? :)
The big news was enough to make Mr SM take me out to a big sushi dinner and whine about not playing hookey from work so he could help me celebrate. Friends and family around the country flooded my phone and email account with joy, confetti and text messages!
Okay, okay, I'll tell you. Don't blow a gasket. :)
Yesterday, a publisher accepted my werewolf novel and wants to talk contracts. Squeeeee!
I'm so excited I can barely sit still. I called my dad and his first response was, "That's nice." Then the words sank in and he got more and more excited as the phone call went on. By the end, he was laughing and telling my mom to get on the phone!
It was a great day with all sorts of congratulations and excitement exploding around me and it has only continued. I'm on top of the world and I know this only happened because of one thing that has stuck with me for several months now. Christina Dodd mentioned it on Facebook and I'm taking it from her.
"Professional writers are only amateurs who didn't quit."
So true. Don't give up. Keep pushing yourself, keep writing, keep editing, fixing, tweaking and submitting. Keep blogging, writing #flashfiction, and dreaming because it all points you in the right direction. Never give up; never surrender!
Good luck and happy reading! (Hopefully, you'll be reading about my werewolves soon!) :)