Sunday, October 31, 2004

AWESOME NEWS!!!! I got picked up by a publisher this month! And it happened fast too! My agent (she’s such a blessing) explained that once we submit, it could take up to two weeks to start getting responses so I shouldn’t get worried. All along, she was expecting it go a lot quicker than that. She just didn’t want me to get my hopes up. But her expectations were high. She’s like a pit bull too! J Anyway, we submitted on like the 6th or 7th, I believe and she told me about a calls of interest starting to come in the following Tuesday, on the 12th. A matter of days! In the end, on October 20th, my agreement with Hyperion Books became official. I feel like this is going to be a great partnership. I enjoyed talking to them over the phone. It felt like talking to my agent. When I talk to my agent, I feel like I’m talking to my best friend. So that was a great plus. I liked their initial ideas and they seem to be open in forming a “partnership” rather than a publisher-author relationship. I am quite excited. We’re looking to re-write and put Counting Raindrops back out in September of next year and my next novel in September, 2006.