My So You Think You Can Write submission sold to Harlequin Mills&Boon Medical Romance line this morning!
I had an uncertain inkling it was coming since Wednesday morning.
I was composing a post for the SubCare thread at the Harlequin forums--just a roll call post announcing what I had out where--and before I hit Submit on the post I got an email from the lovely Suzanne Clarke, who has been working with me through the revisions. The email said basically, I want to call you.
At that point, I had an out-of-sanity experience.
In my mind: Upon reading the email, I gracefully sail into the other room and mention in completely casual tones, "Oh, by the way, this wonderful editor wants to talk to me." La la la
What really happened: I jumped up and ran through the house, but before I got to the other room, I forgot how doors worked. So I slammed into the door a couple times before I realized that I had to, oh, I don't know... TURN THE KNOB. And then I blurted out "SHE WANTS TO TALK TO ME ON THE PHONE!" Message delivered(sort of), I barreled back to my computer like Animal from the Muppets. She who? Who needs coherent details?
Later, I missed the call. You know, like a sane person who can't figure out what phone to answer when she hears ringing. Or doesn't hear ringing, because the phone I took with me through the house(and back yard) was the wrong phone and too far from the phone base to ring.
Rescheduled call for next day, but germs conspired to thwart our plans that day. Germs are devious little monsters. I know these things. I write medical romance. (heee)
Today she called and I giggled through the whole conversation, I think. Fairly certain I sounded like an escaped mental patient. But she said wonderful things, some of which I kind of remember! After I squawked a few monosyllabic words, she told me the new title and scheduled release date.
From here on in, Mountain Man has been new-named: Craving Her Rough-Diamond Doc, and shall be born into paper and ink October 2013 :)
I have a few tweaky revisions to make yet, which I'm fixin to tackle(when my brain resumes functioning). After that, I'll be brainstorming next story so I can whip up a short outline to pitch(Did I mention: Two book contract? YAY!!).
Maggie(my dog) has no idea what's going on, but she's very excited that there's lots of giggling and happiness today. She keeps doing the Maggie-dance: this involves hopping, massive tail wagging, occasional barking for no apparent reason other than she wants to make noise too.
Congrats!! I'm so happy for you. I knew you'd get there one day. :)ReplyDelete
Two book contract! WOOT! We can sprint together! I'm so excited I won't be the only other new "mental" patient on the medical author loop! ;-)ReplyDelete
And I'm stoked to know someone who has the same editor too! WOOT!ReplyDelete
Oh yay, wonderful news!! Congratulations!!!ReplyDelete
And please tell me he's still called Wyatt? ;-)
Delurking to say that's wonderful! Congratulations! I can't wait to read it ;-)ReplyDelete
Am absototalutely thrilled for you! Am so glad the germs didn't conspire to make you wait until Monday! You deserve this success so much after your hard work and I'm hugely proud of you that instead of borking your revisions you totally nailed them!!ReplyDelete
Much love xxx
Love the call story, Amalie! Couldn't be happier for you:-)ReplyDelete
Okay so this call story has all the elements of a stellar romance: laughing, crying, giggling, walking into doors, missed calls, nervous waiting and the very best: A HAPPY ENDING! Super congrats and thanks so much for sharing this, Amalie. You rock!! Can't wait to read your rough-diamond mountain man. xxooo :-)))ReplyDelete
SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! Well, done, Amalie, that's the best news!! It's going to be a wild ride from here on in girl, so hold on. :-)ReplyDelete
Yay Amalie!! Such amazing Friday news. It is so surreal to realize a dream so take the weekend and revel in it. Drink some sparkling beverage and enjoy every second of your hard work! xoReplyDelete
Amalie, that's so wonderful!! So happy for you!! Yay, yay, yay!!!!ReplyDelete
Yay! Exciting news! Congratulations Amalie!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Super excited for you and this is the best news of the day.ReplyDelete
So excited for you. I smiled and laughed the whole way through your call story and did some nodding in agreement, remembering my call. Still doing the happy dance for you. :-)ReplyDelete
Woot! Massive congratulations, Amalie!ReplyDelete
I'm sitting here big grinning for you!
October is so close! And yay for a two book contract.
Brilliant news. Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!!! Enjoy it.ReplyDelete
Congratulations, and welcome to the Medical Romance line.ReplyDelete
Congratulations!!! I can't wait to read your debut Medical!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! I knew this was on the cards right back when I first read eWife during NV. Well done!!!ReplyDelete
Congrats again. Suzy is super to work with btw. I really like her.ReplyDelete
|COngratulations, Amalie. Brilliant news. xReplyDelete
Fabulous call story, Amalie! I giggled all the way through. That is a scene in a book in itself. SO happy for you.ReplyDelete
Great call story so pleased for you. CongratulationsReplyDelete
Congrats, Amalie !!!!!!! Doing a happy dance for you too.... oh, and I hope you're still celebrating!!!!! So so so, happy for you!!!!ReplyDelete
Wow!!! Major congrats. I remember the day I found out my first book was accepted. It's a cherished moment. Ride the wave.ReplyDelete
Congrats, Amalie. I love to read "The Call" posts. Happy, fun and oh, I can just see Maggie doing her dance with you! :)ReplyDelete
I am thrilled for you. I can't wait to read.ReplyDelete
Great news!!! Congrats! Yay!ReplyDelete
lol forgetting how to work a door! Well done honey, so thrilled for you. XReplyDelete
Only just saw this – so pleased for you! Congratulations!!! XxxReplyDelete