Monday, April 26, 2010

OMG! I'm going to be published...

They finally put me out of my misery!  I've been excited, distracted and just about bursting with this news for two weeks, but wanted to make sure everything was finalized and official before I announced it. I'm going to be published! PUBLISHED! Another milestone for 2010! OK, so it's a biggie milestone, but it's one I didn't think would necessarily happen in the first part of this year. At the beginning of 2010, I didn't plan to write a novella and I hadn't planned on submitting to an epublisher. Not yet anyway. I've written about this before, but when I was browsing the publisher sites, I saw a call for submission and was immediately hit with an idea. Even then, I shrugged it off but the characters and the story just wouldn't let go. So, over the course of about a week I sat down and just wrote it. I sent it in and moved on and the voices in my head stopped (well those particuar voices anyway) LOL. I went through a round of revisions and about two weeks ago, they let me know they'd like to contract it! It's under 15,000 words, but my first published work Picture This, will be released from Ellora's Cave (hopefully soon!) and stays true to my 'heat with feeling' approach to writing. My editor, Grace (wow, not sure I'm going to get used to saying that anytime soon) has been very professional, responsive and oh so kind and understanding. So far! I haven't received my final edits yet, though :). I can't wait to get to know her better and learn as much as I can from her. Lots of happy dancing going on here!

So, how did I celebrate? Well, I did what any other woman would do, of course. I went out and bought a new pair of shoes. :)

25 comments:

  1. Kaily!!! Fantastic news girl!! Love the shoe buying, exactly what I would have done. Congratulations and heaps of cyber bubbly all round!!

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  2. Good for you. I so want to go with Ellora's Cave, but I have to have something ready for them first. OOH and shoes! A girl after my own heart. :) Congrats!

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  3. Huge congratulations, Kaily! EC rocks. :) I loved Picture This and I can't wait for your release day! And celebrating with shoes is the way to go!

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  4. Congratulations!!! Yay, that is awesome, well done, now you have to do your own interview haha on your Just Published feature ;)!!

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  5. I'm so happy for you Kaily. Congratulations! This can only mean more good things to come for the rest of the year. :D

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  6. Mega congrats, Kaily! You ROCK! In honor of 'Picture This', you'll have to post a picture of your trophy shoes:). Love the title BTW. May you have many blog tour interviews and many sales.

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS Kaily! That's fabulous news!

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  8. Well done! Fantastic news! Congratulations. I'm looking forward to learning more about the book!

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  9. Congratulations! It's an exciting moment - new shoes seems perfectly apropos for the situation :)

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  10. Wow Kaily ! Great news !!!!!! Congrats and joining in the happy dance !!

    Keep us posted on the release dates, cover and all the other special milestones :)

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  11. Congratulations Kaily! I can't wait to get your hot, emotional story out there. And I agree...let's see those shoes ;-)

    Grace

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  12. OK, so by popular demand I posted some pics of THE shoes. I'll think about becoming an author whenever I wear them. Perhaps they'll be my good luck shoes and I think I'll certainly take them to Nashville!

    Jackie, thanks. Cyber Dom, of course!
    Wendi, thank you. I've been enjoying your blog tour. It would be awesome if you end up at EC as well.
    Cari, a big thank you to you for your support! We'll be the new EC chicks on the block together.
    Kerrin, you know it's funny because when I launched it I was going to say I would end it with my own Just Published interview. I decided not to because I didn't want to sign up for potentially YEARS of doing it! Now I'm glad because I just started it. It's fun and hopefully is of some educational value so I'll do it for as long as I can find authors. Perhaps I will interview myself. That sounds like a challenge!
    Hi Hetal, thanks and where have you been? Nice to hear from you.
    Thank you Rula. Knowing you're always there is always a tremendous inspiration to me.
    Lacey, Jennifer, Leah and Elle, thanks for the congrats ladies. I'm still happy dancing.
    Ju, good to 'see' you. I'll post more about the book as soon as I have it.

    Grace, thanks so much for popping in and for your congratulations. I'm looking forward to working with you. You asked for shoes, so I posted a picture. I aim to make you happy, after all!

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  13. Love the shoes, Kaily! They're awesome, and I love the color too. Shopping is such a great reward !

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  14. Mega Congrats on your sale to Ellora, Kaily! That's quite an accomplishment. May it be the first of many. Grace sounds like a good editor to have and she was nice enough to visit your blog. Enjoy the relationship...editors know their stuff and have so much wisdom to impart to us newbies. Nice shoes!

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  15. Congratulations! Grace is one of the good ones, you're going to have a wonderful experience.

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  16. Oh yay! So pleased for you, Kaily and best of luck with your hot romance :-)

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  17. Rula, glad you like them! Got them on super sale.
    Lorraine, thanks. Yes, I plan to make like a sponge with Grace.
    Kathleen, good to know. Now, I want to know more about the 'bad ones' LOL.
    Joanne, thank you so much. Now I have all the things like edits, galleys, cover, blurb and promotion to worry about!!

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  18. Congrats, Kaily! Best of luck. I'll be looking for those shoes in Nashville!

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  19. Woo Hoo! Congratulations! I love those shoes too! Very nice.

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  20. Hi Wendy, awesome! Hope to see you there.
    Lynne, thanks! 2010 sure has been a great year so far. Hopefully, I'll actually have it out this year as well.

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  21. Wow! I go away on vacation and all kinds of good stuff happens!! CONGRATS KAILY!! I'm SO happy for you, my friend! And those shoes . . . I like how you celebrate!

    I'm doing the happy dance for you, lady! Here's some cyber-chocolate!((hugs!))

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  22. OMG So sorry I missed this!! I knew, I just knew it. I felt it would be soon for you. Congrats!!!

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  23. Wow, those are some HIGH heels. You deserve it! I like your thinking. DSW, here I come. I'm sure I've done something lately to deserve it :)

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