Monday, April 4, 2011

Not Dead and Joy Jumping!

Wow, what a hiatus. Sorry for the blogcation, guys. So many things piled up at once and...well none of it was really post worthy. Now, big news! I'm so excited it's not even funny, despite all the business suddenly consuming my end of semester life.

For a few months now, I've been submitting my novel "Faerie Games" to agents and publishers alike. At first I tried TOR Fantasy...on my first letter. Yeah, a very polite rejection with some blue ink showed up in my mailbox. By then, I knew I'd shot too big. Then I tried some small presses and agents. Enter more glorious rejections (surprisingly, I actually like them). One of the publishers did ask for a partial though, then a full, then...

They made an offer!

I'm not going to give too many details until any hypothetical ink is dry, but I had to squeal something since it's my first. Eeeeee! It's my favorite email of the year so far, I swear.

In other news, I got some really nifty Half-Blood swag in the mail from J.L. Armentrout along with the book I won in one of her wonderful monthly "Got Titanium?" contests (seriously, free new release, the swag includes a guitar pick, and she's one of the nicest/funniest people you'll ever meet. You can't beat checking this lady out).

T.K. Richardson also sent me an amazing hand-made book mark because of her "Pay It Forward" post. It's all red and shiny with the cutest charms. Her blog always has great insights into the writing life and weekly resources I've used on more than one occasion. She's a joy to read every time, believe me.

I'd put up pictures of this awesome -- it's all so pretty!-- but my webcam is on the fritz and I still haven't figured out how to import pictures from my phone to my computer without the little cord... I hope you guys are enjoying the heck out of your weeks/weekends/days/mornings/lives! I sure am with mine right now.


  1. Congrats on the offer!

  2. Congrats!!! So very excited for you :) Make sure you read the contract well and please make sure it's worth it :) Submission can be a lengthy process but I know it'll be worth it when your beautiful book is on the shelves!

  3. This is fabulous news!! Congrats!

  4. This is wonderful news! I'm so fairy glad for you- I hope we get all the details soon.
    AS for pictures- on my phone I can e-mail pictures I take directly to myself then i just download them off my e-mail and onto my hard drive. Hope that helps. have a great day!

  5. Oh my gosh!! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear more. :) I am so happy for you.

  6. Thanks everybody for the congratulations! I'll be posting updates about the process throughout the facebook, blog, twitter, and author site.

    Summer - Unfortunately I'm one of the only people I know without a data plan, though I could try text-messaging it to my email...That is an idea, thanks!