Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Yay! A book deal!

A book deal has been offered. It's like the first chink in a dam, now two other publishers are thinking about it too. All that waiting (impatiently, I know) has been worth it, and it's time to relax a bit now. The money's not huge, but who knows? Maybe someone else will have a bit more to spend. Either way, more waiting, but this time I have the certainty. I am going to be published. I wish anyone out there who is also waiting...and waiting...the very best of news, because I feel relieved and excited and happy all at once.

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  1. Oh that's brilliant! And more publishers interested too! That's wonderful! Now for more waiting but at least you know it's really going to happen!

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    1. Thank you, Kate. I feel stunned. Whatever happens, I'll get published. Though what seems more important is that someone is going to pay me to write stories!

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  2. Fab! Checking your blog for book-deal news has been my first thought when I've logged in to Blogger this past week, so 9n a small way I feel I can join in on your relief and excitement.

    Really well done, and thanks for sharing your journey this far - can't wait to hear the rest of it.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! Your Bridport success was inspiring to me when I was struggling with fiction (I still can't write short stories though). After next week I will know who and how much and for what. I'm very grateful for all the support you and others have given me, writing is such a lonely slog otherwise!

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  3. Revel in your success. You deserve it after working so hard! Congratulations, Reb.

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  4. Just popped over from Kate's blog and had to say, WOW CONGRATULATIONS! I'm following you now so will look forward to hearing how it all goes.

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    1. Hi Suzanne, I've got so much encouragement from other people's successes, I thought I would chart my own progress. Turned out OK in the end!

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  5. Fantastic news, I'm so pleased (and relieved) for you :o)

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    1. Hi Karen - I'm slowly deflating like an old balloon. I got very wound up after so long, but it was worth it!

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  6. Congratulations! It's stories like yours that keep the rest of us going.
    Thanks for sharing x

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    1. I hope it does keep people going. One of the writers on the MA I did says the difference between an aspiring writer and a published one is largely output. The more words you write, the better chance you'll get there!

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  7. Yay! brilliant news! Let's hope they now start bidding again each other so you end up with the generous advance you deserve. Either way you're going to be published, yay, and thrice yay!

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    1. Thanks Cally! I hope so...but as you say, I'm going to be published, that's the best bit. So I can keep writing and make it my job.

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  8. Good for you Rebecca, very well done indeed! It's like passing through the eye of a needle isn't it! :)

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