You know that super angsty story that I wrote last year? The one I mentioned in my last post? Weeeellll guess what? I’m finally allowed to say that I sold it. To Samhain!!
Okay. So this is where it gets a little freaky.
The Samhain sale was actually my first sale. I hadn’t heard from anyone regarding all my submissions so I was feeling a little down and impatient (okay a lot down and impatient) as I checked my email one morning in bed. And there in my inbox was an email from one of the Samahin eds. It was a personal one, not from their generic email address, so after I stopped breathing for a second, I thought well, it can’t be all that bad if it’s a personal email. And sure enough it wasn’t. But I stopped breathing again when I read the email – it was very short – telling me that she loved the book and wanted to acquire it.
I just sat in bed going ‘Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god’ over and over and over again. I think I must have freaked out the husband because he eventually woke up and looked at my face and said, “What’s wrong?”
Hehe. Nothing’s wrong dude. I just sold my FIRST FREAKING BOOK!!!
The day after that I got revisions from Mills and Boon and two days later I got the call from Entangled.
So when they tell you that when it happens, it all happens at once… they’re right. IT DOES!!!
I sold four books in one week. Am I not awesome??? *toots own horn*
Anyway, Falling for Finn will be released in February 2013. And now I can spam everyone with promo! Not. 😉
I’ll say more about this book in a later post because it’s a great lesson about what can happen when you let yourself write whatever the hell you want.
So that’s my advice to you. Write what you want to write and let yourself go. Because anything can happen.