That I sold?
Oh. You mean that news.
Ahem. Not that I'm, y'know, totally thrilled about it or anything.
Samhain Publishing e-mailed me last night and offered to publish Dude, aka Not Quite Dead. It shook me so badly that I couldn't even talk for a while. And that never happens.
I'm still a little foggy, to be honest. Suddenly, things have become complicated. Details, never my forte, are looming large. Still, I have confidence things will work out. I told a few Romance Diva friends and let it out on eHq over at Struggling Writers.
It's just so strange. I had such trouble writing anything until I wrote Dude. I finished the rough draft in four months, then sat on it for almost two years. I pulled it out after RWA last year, cleaned it up (obviously not quite enough!) and started submitting.
I'm just floored.
Super duper CONGRATS!!!
Throwing the confetti for you!!!
Popping the bubbly!
Sometimes the most amazing things hit us broadside... When we've been so used to failure and putting ourselves down, it's quite a shock to find someone else only wants to uplift us.
Congratulations! Very exciting. :-)
Details! Which editor? Have you read your contracts yet? OMG!
Had to smile at your "foggy" place and the calm thing. I did EXACTLY the same thing. Eerily calm. About 2 hours after I got the e-mail, I said the words to a friend at church - I sold a book - and then I was just floored. It FINALLY hit me!
You enjoy every bloody minute, you!
Hey Look, Sela, now we ARE sisters, lol! So happy for you, hon!
Oh, babe, I've done so much bouncing for you, and now I'm officially crying.
So, so happy, sweetheart!
Excellent news! Congratulations, Sela!
Sela, I am so GLAD, Dear Girl.
Wow, congratulations! That's fantastic. (Found you through Lady M, by the way.)
Enjoy your fog and befuddlement. :)
I am so thrilled for you - I remember us in the Monday night chats at Gonnabeez talking about this story and now I'm finally going to be able to read it all through!!! I am so happy and excited for you.
Lady, this is fantastic news. Dude is an awesome story, so much fun, and you completely deserve this. You need to party like it's 1999! (Or whatever it was that Prince said.)
I am so thrilled for you.
Congrats big time!
May it be the first of many.
And here's to more sales!
This is wondeful, Sela. Absolutely WONDERFUL.
Did I say it was wonderful?
Well, It's wonderful!
Congratulations!! May this be the first of many, many great stories and sales.
By 2:39 PM, at
Absolute great news! And yes, let me add my heartfelt congrats to those already here! I hope you toasted and celebrated.
I'm glad this all worked out for you! Congrats!
Hi Sela! I found you through Bernita, and wanted to say congrats! I've heard good things about Samhain!
WOW O WOW!!!
Congratulations hon!!!!!! I'm so stoked for you!!!!!!!!!
Sooooo HAPPY for you, Sela!!!!
how exciting, sela!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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CONGRATULATIONS!! How wonderful and exciting!
I knew it, lol!!
So happy for you, Sela!
And welcome, hon. ;-)
I just had to pop over from Nell's blog to say Congratulations!! That is fabulous!
Congratulations!!!! That's wonderful news :)
By 8:17 AM, at
Jess (jess0910 from the M&P)
I am not surprised by this, Miss Sela. I can't think of anyone who deserves it more than you do. I hope that the details are a breeze, the warm "sold" feeling lasts for days and that everyone gives you big congrats hugs. After hanging with you when you sent your writing off and knowing it was difficult for you, I am soooo glad you sold.
Isn't it the best feeling? And honestly, I am not surprised. It will happen again too, so keep typing.
I never doubted you'd find a home for it! COngratulations!!!
Congratulations, Sela! Woo hoo!
Freakin' Amazing!!!!!!! I am sooooooo happy for you! You know I love that story!
I knew Dude would get published! I loved the beginning. About time the publishers woke up and smelled the coffee. Right on, Sela!
Super, super news! I'm so happy for you, Sela. You're an AUTHOR! YEEHAW!
By 6:55 AM, at
Sela! I am so excited for you! And I cannot wait to read Dude all the way through -- I always LOVED that story.
Hey, we made it, huh? It's so great to have you as a fellow Samhellion. ;)
~~Alli aka Meg :)