Sunday, January 07, 2007

One Step at a Time

If at first you do succeed - try to hide your astonishment. ~ Author Unknown

I woke up this morning to an email in my inbox from The Wild Rose Press editor to whom I most recently submitted. Immediately my body went into fight or flight mode. I'm telling you, there's nothing like an email from an editor to wake you up. Works better than the strongest coffee.

Just to make sure I wasn't disappointed, I said outloud, "Bet she rejected it." That way, if she did, I already knew and if she didn't it was more than I expected. Right?

I closed my eyes and clicked (will it ever get any easier?), then peeked through the slit of one eye -- as if it will be somehow less painful that way.

Good news! Phew!

The Wild Rose Press offered me a contract on my Sweetheart Rosette, "Tickle Fights and Barbeques". Yay!

Now I just have to fill out the Author/Story information sheets and get the contract in the mail.

I'm very grateful that TWRP offers the medium to publish short stories. When I was published in December, I went shopping and bought several other stories to see what the quality of work was there, to see if I was keeping good company. I bought four random stories that sounded interesting... and I loved every one of them. That helped to make me feel good about having my own work published there.

I'm still working on my novels, but the little successes really help keep my momentum up.

So, how's your day going?


anno said...

Yay! What a great start for the new year!

Allie Boniface said...

Congratulations! How wonderful!!

Judy said...

Marianne, I'm so excited for you. Here's to many, many more. ::lifting my cup of coffee in salute::

Charity said...

Well, I'm not the least bit surprised, but congrats!

MaryF said...

Awesome, Marianne!