Monday, 27 October 2008

If getting an agent was the best news in the world...


...then this is the GREATEST news in the world.

I have a publisher!!!!

My amazing, fantastic, believes in my novel like no one else, agent has got me a 2 book deal with one of the UK's top publishers.

I can't believe I just wrote that.

I can't believe it's real.

I can't believe that, in a few weeks, MY PUBLISHER is going to take us both out for lunch to talk about my book and their plans for it!

Including *shakes head in astonishment* issues like cover design.

COVER DESIGN.

I've designed the cover in my head dozens of times but they'll be talking about it for real! An actual, non-imaginary cover that will have my name on it.

My book.

I really truly can't believe it.

And I haven't signed a contract yet so I suppose it's not 100% official yet.

But my agent seems to think it is.

Her most recent email to me was titled: "You are now going to be an official author"

It's still sinking in...*

And don't get me started the other talk. Talk of selling the rights to other countries and some of those countries actually showing interest.

It's more than I can take in.

*And even now, blogging about it. I feel like I'm jinxing it and I'll wake up in the morning and someone will tell me I dreamed the whole thing. But I didn't. I have my agent's email to prove it's real. But just in case I dreamed that too...don't wake me up!

50 comments:

Shuggie said...

Congratulations. Enjoy every minute of your success.

Lane said...

Absolutely

Fan

Flipping

Tastic!

CONGRATULATIONS. Such good news and so well deserved. I'm thrilled for you. x

Sharon said...

MEGA MEGA CONGRATS !!!!

JJ said...

Oh C. I am SO SO pleased for you. And please do remember that I SAID you'd be NEXT! I knew you would and I'm so excited for you. It's just brilliant news.

Caroline said...

Shall I order my signed copy now?

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

X

Tam said...

You absolute STAR! But I'm not surprised, you're already such an accomplished writer it had to come soon.

Many congratulations. You're an inspiration :-)

Yvonne said...

Amazing news Cal! I'm so happy for you, I can't imagine what you must be feeling at the moment...woohoo!!!!

B said...

You work hard. It pays off. Somehow, too, you make it look simple.

CONGRATULATIONS :)

Sarah*G* said...

It is a true testament to the fact if you work bloody hard and truly believe in what you are doing then your dreams WILL come true. Congratulations again Cal and I hope your face aches from all the smiling you have been doing!

Debs said...

OMG! Brilliant, brilliant news, many congratulations Cally and very well deserved.
X

Bernadette said...

Wow, Cally, that's just fantastic! I'm so thrilled for you. xx

SpiralSkies said...

Like JJ, I'd said you'd be next too! You so totally deserve this.

Well done seems far too little - your words are going to be in the shops! how completely bloody brilliant is that?

Maddie Moon said...

Aw, Cally, that's simply fantastic news. Many, many congratulations. You deserve it. I'll look forward to buying a copy.

Kerry said...

That is wonderful, wonderful news Cally. I am so pleased for you. And though it is clear from reading your blog that you have worked incredibly, incredibly hard to reach this point. It's obvious that this is also due to sheer talent. Amazing!

Captain Black said...

Never mind that fragilistic nonsense I said last time. You're just Super Cally!

Well done on a well-deserved achievement.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Fabulous!
Congratulations!

Kate Lord Brown said...

Yey! I saw the champagne cork in the blog list and thought 'Oh! I hope so!!' and you have! Congratulations - it has been so inspiring following your story. Really, really thrilled for you. Well done - makes it all worthwhile x

Pat Posner said...

HUGE congratulations, Cally. It's fantastic news. I'm really, really chuffed for you!

Pat Posner said...

P.S.
You won't forget this year's birthday!!!!

SueG said...

What fantastic news! Congratulations and enjoy all the champagne you can get. You deserve it. Getting published is an amazing feat -- a 2 book deal from a big-type publisher? Nothing short of a dream come true.

French Poppy said...

MEGA Congratulations Cally. So thrilled for you.

Fionnuala said...

Cally, I'm so thrilled for you. In these gloomy times its such good news when we hear of someone making it....makes us believe that the dream is real and possible. Well done you and I'm having a virtual toast to you right now. x

Lazy Perfectionista said...

Congratulations! That is SUCH great news!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

What a terrific belated birthday present! I'm so, so pleased for you. You did say over on the Novel Racers recently that it was your best writing year ever, well now I think it's your best writing year squared! You so deserve it, Cally, and I can't wait to read your book.

Juliette M said...

In the words of our illustrious Caroline: OMG!

That's fantastic news! I am so so so pleased for you hon. You must be over the moon at least twice :) Don't forget to let us know when you do your first signing and we'll all turn up!

Hehehe... Super Cally!

Graeme K Talboys said...

Woo Hoo!

Well done. Fantastic news.

KayJay said...

I'm just so pleased for you - after all that hard work - it's fabulous news! And very inspirational for the rest of us who are working towards the same goal.

A 2 book deal for an unknown author in this current climate!?!! It's bloody brilliant!

Paige said...

Woo hoo! I'm so chuffed for you!

KAREN said...

Oh My Goodness!! It's too exciting for words, you must be on cloud eleven never mind nine. Absolutely brilliant, and can't wait to read it :o)

Quillers said...

This is brilliant, Cally! I'm absolutely chuffed to bits for you!

sheepish said...

Absolutely amazing and being in a group of such talented writers does wonders for the morale. Enjoy enjoy enjoy.

womagwriter said...

Yee haa!! !

Enjoy every minute of your new life as a Published Author!

womagwriter said...

Just noticed - you'll need to update your profile blurb, now the search for a publisher is over!

L-Plate Author said...

Well done honey. I had a huge smile on my face when I read about you designing covers (haven't we all done that!). I am so please for you x

HelenMH said...

Congratulations. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!

Pretentious Writer said...

Congratulations, that's amazing news!

Jumbly Girl said...

Fan-bloody-tastic! So, so pleased for you Cally. Well done and well desverved. Can't wait to read it!

Penny said...

Popping by to say Congratulations!

Sky Blue said...

Congratulations! That's brilliant news.I've been reading your blog (and your published stories) for a while now. It feels like you're part of my (online) family. Can't wait to read about all the different stages leading up to seeing your book on the shelves.

pierre l said...

Well done indeed Cally. I shall certainly be queueing for a signed copy. I guess it'll be many months.
Congratulations!

Fiona said...

Wonderful and well deserved.

Tara said...

Wow! That is the most wonderful news. I'm so pleased for you.

Lucy Diamond said...

OH MY GOD!!!!! That is so so so brilliant and exciting! WELL DONE! Can't wait to hear DETAILS!

CC Devine said...

Woo hoo hoo!!!! Brilliant news! How amazing for you! I'm beaming as I type at this wonderful and well deserved development :)

I'm also living a little vicariously through you too!

Champers all round and enjoy your lunch with your very own publisher and agent.

CCx

Leigh said...

Who's a very clever girl, then?
YOU ARE!!!!!

EmmaK said...

Awesome! So pleased for you. You totally deserve it.

wordtryst said...

OMG! Congratulations! A two book deal at that!

Wonderful, wonderful news - and another Racer is off and running...!

Flowerpot said...

that is AMAZING news and I am so pleased for you!

Clare Sudders said...

Bloody hell, that's BRILLIANT!!!

Two book deal, top publisher, being taken out for lunch, foreign interest, that is all sooooooooo good. And if they're taking you out for lunch, you know they mean business. Most authors don't get that sort of treatment. I'm soooooooo pleased for you (and only ever so slightly jealous)!!!

xxxxxxxxx

Bianca Raven said...

Congratulations and well done!
I'm thrilled for you :)