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Happy News and Lost Voices

Feb 09, 2015 Uncategorized 10 comments
So last month I came down with this nasty cold that not only left me miserable, but completely stole my voice. I could barely even whisper. It was crazy! Alas, a mom’s job is never done, so I couldn’t just stay home. After dropping my boys off at Tae Kwon Do, I took Girlie to gymnastics and found a spot on the bleachers where I could sit on my own and not have to talk.
 
I pulled out my phone and there it was. An email from my agent.
 
My stomach flip-flopped. I stared at it, debating if I should open it right then or just wait.
 
But I’m a firm believer in ripping bandaids off fast. Just get it over with.
 
Deep breath. I tapped the phone.
 
I read the short note. Read it again.
 

“You have an offer!”
 
I wanted to scream, but of course I couldn’t. I texted my husband, and instantly my phone rang. I totally had to decline the call. Stupid monster, voice-stealing cold!
 
But guys!!! That gif up there has been me ever since. Every time I remember the news again.
 
MY BOOK SOLD!!!

 

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10 Responses to “Happy News and Lost Voices”

  1. Hurray, Janet!!!! Congratulations! What fantastic news!! Now the next stage in your adventure begins!

    Btw, my agent uses subject lines like "Update" for rejection and "Good news" for offers. Helps me make that decision whether or not to open an email in a public place …

  2. Congratulations, Janet. Very happy for you. My own book just sold recently, so I know the cloud you must be riding. Hope your miserable cold is long gone and you are free to shout with joy.

  3. Huzzah! Hurrah! Yippee! May all good news continue to be yours around your terrific book. Can't wait to read it in real live print. 🙂

    Hug,
    Julia

  4. JANET!!!! THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY VOICE SO I AM SHOUTING WITH GLEE FOR YOU!!! CONGRATULATIONS! SO AWESOME! I AM NOT AT ALL SURPRISED!!! 🙂

  5. So happy for you, Janet! Hopefully you are now able to squeal, giggle and fully celebrate!

  6. Andrea says:

    THAT IS FANTASTIC!!!!!!

  7. Congrats!! It sounds like a wonderful book, and I love that title!

  8. Beth says:

    I haven't visited your blog in a while, but I was on PM and saw your name, and your sale. Congratulations! So happy for you!

  9. Oh I'm so glad I got this far back in catching up on your posts!!! A very late JUMPING UP AND DOWN HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

  10. This is awesome news. Congratulations! (I'm a bit behind on blog reading)

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