Friday, May 12, 2006

The Details

There isn't that much to tell . . . you know how once you begin writing seriously you have all those fantasies about The Call? Well, I didn't get The Call. I got The Email.

It was still pretty cool, though.

Last Friday, I went to dinner with the DH and the Monsters. Dropped by the movie store, rented a couple of DVD's, hit WallyWorld for a few items. Came home. Watched television. Decided right before bed to check my email.

Saw Jessica Bimberg's email address in my inbox. Thought, "Here it is . . . another rejection for the file."

Open the message. Read:

I absolutely loved What Mattered Most and I'm happy to offer you a contract . . .

No screaming, no jumping, no crying, like I'd expected. More of a "Oh, wow, this is cool . . . it's not a rejection!"

Walked into the living room, grinned at the DH, said, "I sold." His reply, "You're kidding." Monster #1 immediately starts writing his own book while DH and I talk about the contract and company and stuff.

So. There's the story of my The E-Mail moment. All the nitty gritty details. I've signed the contract and mailed it, so I guess it's 99% official . . . soon I'll be published with Samhain Publishing.

More details to come . . .

14 comments:

Elisabeth Naughton said...

You are waaaaay too reserved. I'd be bouncing off the walls.

Since you won't do it, I'll do it for you. Wooohooooo!!! Congrats again.

(Now, go post it at RWKF.)

Kristi said...

WHOO-HOO!!! I'm so happy for you, chica. Way, way cool!

Steph T. said...

YAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Congrats, hon!!! I'm thrilled for you!!!!

raine said...

Big congratulations on your sale, Linda! ;-)

Jaye said...

:;tackle hug:: Linda!!! Major congratulations, hon!!!

Sherri said...

Woo HOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Congratulations!!!

Now I can say, "I knew her when!"

chryscat said...

Congratulations, Linda!
Grins*

Linda Winfree said...

Thanks so much, all of you! I promise, E, I'll announce it at RWKF next week . . . trying to leave the contest post up at the top all weekend, LOL.

Y'all are the absolute best!

Amie Stuart said...

so proud of you babe!!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go! I can't way to buy a copy. :) Congrats and good luck.

Jenny Barnhart

Jerrdren said...

Congrats, Linda. I'm thrilled for you.

Linda Winfree said...

Again, thanks so much for the congrats and good wishes! Big hugs to all of you!

Kate R said...

excuse me? hello?

Was I supposed to find out when I saw the cover???????

This is GREAT!!

Nienke said...

Congratulations!
Time to change the slug line in your blog title!