Hammer Pants Shoots! Hammer Pants Scores!

Ah, my Hammer Pants. How I love thee. Let me count the ways…

Okay, okay, enough waxing lyrical. What’s the news? Well, I got a nice early Christmas present in the shape of:


But that is not all, no, that is not all.



Sorry for the shouting but 2010 has been, quite frankly, a b*tch writing-wise so this is a very nice way to end it. Yep, it was for the Hammer Pants ms (for which I will now have to reinstate the beginning that I cut!), the very same one wherein I emasculated my bad boy hero in a bid to make him likeable. Grrr. Naughy Jackie. *slaps wrist*

Anyway, the request is for three chapters and a synopsis and once I send that off, plus my SYTYCW chapter, I will have THREE subs in.

Yes, I am a greedy woman. πŸ™‚ It could, of course, all come tumbling down and I shall be once more buried under a pile of rejections, but just for now, for this week, I am going to do an MC Hammer dance in celebration.

And in fact, if you look closely at the video below, I’m sure you’ll see me somewhere in there. I’m the one in the gold pants. πŸ˜‰

I also would like to say big congrats to Rach and Jo for finalling too. You both rock!

One last thing. I want you all to go along immediately to check out brand new Riva author Aimee Carson’s blog. She’s awesome! πŸ™‚

26 thoughts on “Hammer Pants Shoots! Hammer Pants Scores!”

  1. Wheeeee Jackie!!!! Congratulations! Now I’m sending my special fairy dust magic and good wishes for awesome outcome for all your THREE subs!

  2. Congrats on your request! I’ve got my fingers crossed.

    On a ridiculous side note – I love how it is Tuesday for you but I’m typing your Tue comment on Monday. No, I haven’t been drinking.

  3. Nas – thanks so much! Yeah, I hope some good comes from at least one of them. πŸ™‚

    Wendy – thanks heaps! Lol on the time zones. We’re just ahead of the rest of the world down in NZ.


    I am SO EXCITED for you!!!!! THRILLED!!! ELATED!!!

    Honestly, there aren’t enough caps and exclamation points in the world to describe how happy I am for you!

    Congratulations, lady. And thanks for the bloggy shout out. You are TOO kind.


    PS Now I have U Can’t Touch This playing in my head again. And that’s a good thing, cuz I like that song.

  5. Yey Jackie – fab news. Well deserved too. They say it comes in threes so maybe you’re going to find some gold MC Hammer pants in the sales! jx

  6. YAY Jackie!!!! Congratulations, and at last some good news for you. Fingers crossed all THREE subs get the nod then we can read all three books one after another – or even better they come out as a trilogy!! Caroline xx

  7. Congrats Jackie!!! I’m a huge fan of contests for just this reason. A request is a fabulous prize for all your hard work. And the perfect icing on the cake of your win. Enjoy it as Christmas has come early. You rock!

  8. Congratulations on winning the contest Jackie, you SO deserve it. Good luck with the request, really hope this is going to be the story to launch your M&B career.

    Lots of love
    Kristy x

  9. Maya – ta, m’dear. Cheers to you too!

    Aimee – You’re a star! Yeah, loving the exclamation points and caps. I know, it’s a crime but hey, when there is no ‘smug triumph’ font, you do what you can. Oh and any time re U Can’t Touch This. My kids think I’m mad since I’ve been singing it all day too.

    Sally – thanks! Yeah, it’s a bit much isn’t it? πŸ˜‰

    Judy – I REALLY hope so re the Hammer pants. I think a gold pair would really suit me. πŸ™‚

    Caroline – Lol! Thanks! I hope so but my hopes are firmly grounded in reality. None of them may get anywhere. Still it would be fab if they did!

    Cat – contests are strange things I find since I normally do very poorly in them. But the request is awesome since it means I can sneak another one in there. Hehe. Thanks for the congrats too. You rock as well!

    Kristy – awww, thanks so much! Might not come to anything but a little hope is always nice.

    Susan – thanks to you too, m’dear! The High Five was judged by editor Sally Williamson and the request is to be sent to Flo Nicholl – a different ed, yes.

    Elizabeth – indeed, the Year of Suck endeth with a bang! Though it’s not over yet I guess. Thanks for the congrats! πŸ™‚

  10. Yaaaaayyyy, Jackie! So very happy for you.

    You really deserve to succeed after all your hard work. Everything crossed for your tripledicious subs πŸ™‚

  11. Woo-Hoo !!! I got my little note saying I came fourth, and then had my fingers crossed that you were at the top of the pile… and you are ! Well done you. I am so happy.

    And a request, too… the big old ball it is a rolling and definitely gathering speed. You go get’em girl!

  12. Joanne – thank you!! Hopefully I’ll get somewhere with at least one of them!

    Suzanne – cheers lovie!

    Jo – that’s awesome on the fourth! Really, it’s fab. And thanks heaps for the congrats. Did you get any feedback on yours? Feel free to email me if you like – coates dot jackie at gmail dot com.

  13. *in my best Queen impersonation voice* She is the Champ-ion! She is the Champ-ion!

    Congratulations Jackie, I don’t know anyone who deserved it more. I hope your 3 chapters and synopsis are just as successful and 2011 will see Jackie Ashenden in print.

  14. Elissa – love the Queen impression! Good old Freddy. Just as long as it’s not ‘another one bites the dust’. πŸ™‚ Thanks heaps for the encouragement. At this point in time, I’d just settle for a full request!

    Ally – thank you so much! I’m hoping 2011 is a better year.

  15. CONGRATS, CONGRATS, CONGRATS!!! I’m behind on the Jackie news! Do we know what you’ve sent where? Is everything already submitted? I’m so excited for you! Let’s end 2010 with The Call!

  16. Lacey – you’re a sweetie but a call is NOT in my stars for 2010. I’ve only got one chapter and synopsis in so far (8 weeks so far). Working on a partial and synopsis as a result of the contest win, and another chapter and synopsis for SYTYCW.

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