Monday, January 28, 2008

A thousand Thank you's

I'm finally crawling out of my NyQuil haze to take stock of everything that's happened in the past few days. But I still have to pinch myself to believe it. I'm going to get published! And best of all, I get to write another Bunco book!

When I sent The Church of Bunco off into the publishing void I built a little cocoon around my heart. I let the story go. I let Kitty and Steve go (hero and heroine) even though their story wasn't completely finished. I had to. There was no use writing another book about them because if I didn't sell the first one, then what was the point of another one? This defense mechanism worked pretty well through the holidays. I started another manuscript, only to abandon it after a few weeks in favor of another story. I was just getting my groove into the new plot, when the call came that I'd sold. And that's when I realized just how much I would have hated to have never finished Kitty's story the way I wanted to. I'm just so flippin happy and thankful about that;)

I'm also really happy and thankful that I can breathe again and that my voice sounds almost normal.

And last but not least, I want to thank everyone who took the time to congratulate me. You made me feel like a rock star!

6 comments:

Mel Francis said...

you rock my world!

Marley Gibson said...

You 'da bomb!!!

Glad you're feeling better. Hugs!

Kristen Painter said...

Kitty and Steve. I like that. Mostly because I like kitties and I once had a cat named Steve. Seems like destiny that I read this book.

Kate Carlisle said...

Maria, I'm sorry I'm so far behind on this news!! Fantastic--and about time! I'm thrilled for you!!Woohooo!!

Hope you feel a lot better soon so you can really celebrate this incredible moment!!

Louisa Edwards said...

Steve IS a rock star! I mean, you are. Really, I love you as much as I love him. I mean that!

MariaGeraci said...

Hi Kate, thanks for the congrats!

And Louisa, I love Steve too! I can't wait to go back and write him some more:)

 

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