Monday, August 6, 2007

News

I have some news. The editor of a publishing house has asked to talk with me about Cost of Freedom. I'm trying to stay calm, but I'm about to explode. That's all I can say right now, but eeeeeeee

9 comments:

Jen said...

Carol,

Woohoo!! You go girl! I knew someone would come to their senses eventually. COF rocks -- can't wait to have a hardcopy in my grubby little hands. (g)

Jen

Jenny said...

Carol -

Woot! How excellent! Keeping my fingers crossed for you...not that you need it - you rock!

Carol said...

Hi Jen,

You always did believe in COF! Thanks for helping me through the doubtful times. You're the best!

Carol said...

Hi Jenny,

I can't stop shaking. Thanks Jenny. I'll keep you up to date.

Jane Richardson, writer said...

I'm so excited for you! Enjoy this magical moment - and then git to talking with the woman!

J x

Carol said...

Thanks, Jane!

Oh, we're talking! (VBG)

Susan Adrian said...

Carol:

Wow! Awesome!

The Editor? Not an agent? Did you decide to submit to both?

(nosy Susan)

Carol said...

Hi Susan,

LOL, nosey!

The majority of responses I received from agents was that historical fiction, esp. pre Revolutionary War, doesn't sell.

This bothered me on two accounts. First, I love to read books in this period. I guess I never got over my crush on Johnny Tremain. Second, I wasn't ready to accept this as fact. Many people I know love this period.

I thought, they've already said no. What do I have to lose? I want to hear it straight from editors. So, I picked a small handful, took a deep breath, and submitted straight to the source. She loved it!

As soon as I know something definite, I will blare it all over the boards. Until then, just here. I don't want to get ahead of myself, but gotta tell someone.

Susan Adrian said...

Carol:

Congratulations! That's fabulous. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!