Welcome back to my party! I'm so thrilled you decided to join me. I promised to share THE CALL story with you so, here we go!
Every writer waits desperately for THE CALL from an agent, an editor or someone to tell them they have a great story with great potential and the person wants to publish or represent it. At once it's the most wonderful feeling, but it can be overwhelming as well.
I did not get a call. I got an email.
I saw the email from Decadent Publishing and thought, "Damn, ANOTHER rejection!" I don't know why I thought that first, probably because I'd trained myself to expect a phone call for a sale. I debated whether to open the email right then because I wanted to stay positive and focus on my NaNo words. (I'd had a hard time with NaNo and a few days prior I hadn't been sure I'd be able to win.) But I did open it, read the words "would like to offer a contract" and immediately teared up. Yes! Validation! Someone else besides my friends believed in my writing! (My family believes in me too, but few of them have actually read my work.)
I honestly don't remember how I truly celebrated. I'm sure I took myself out to eat and then celebrated with a toast with some friends. But that was about it. How would you/do you celebrate a dream coming true?
All right. Remember to comment to get in the running for the 1st prize, an Amazon gift card. I'll choose a winner from all comments through midnight on Monday night. Then I'll post the winner's name early on Tuesday.