Sunday, June 08, 2008

SOLD!!!


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Yes, it's finally happened!!! Today I sold a paranormal erotic romance to The Wild Rose Press and I am so excited I can hardly sit still!

The email arrived this morning (on a Sunday!!) and after I recovered from a mild panic attack I bravely opened it up. To a contract!!! And to My Editor (omg I can hardly believe I have an editor!) saying lovely things about my story!!! She called it 'an interesting blend of smoky eroticism and a dramatic look into the dark world of vampires and witchcraft.' Squeeee!!!!!

Thankfully I managed to flush out the witches so we could all squeee together because it's much more fun that way!!

So now I'm waiting for edits! OMG!

27 comments:

Amanda Ashby said...

HOOOOOOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so happy for you and I'm popping some bubbles tonight to celebrate your much-deserved success! And why do I think that this is only just the beginning? Anyway, roll on RWNZ conference so we can celebrate it properly!!!!!

Sandie Hudson said...

WOOHOO Christina,

Doing a happy dance in my chair. I am so happy for you. YAYAYAYA.

Hugs
Sandie

Rachael Blair said...

OMG just read this one the 50ks eloop! This is SOOOOOOOOO exciting! Congrats!

Do you reckon you could write a post about your journey to here?! You said it had been a long one and I could really do with an inspiring story of perservation at the moment.

Can't wait to read your BOOK!!! Yep - your book!

Anonymous said...

Patwitch says:

HOOOOOOORAY!!!!!

While Amanda was popping bubbles, I was yelling my congratulations excitedly down the phone.
But it's worth saying it again here:

Congratulations, Christina - and I'm sure FOREVER is just the start of life as a PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!

H&L
Pat

Christina Phillips said...

Amanda - can you believe i only had a couple of mouthfuls of wine tonight?! And no pineapple in sight!! I was even too excited to drink! Can't WAIT for the conference!!!!

Sandie, thank you sooo much!! I still can't quite believe it!!

Christina Phillips said...

Rach, yes that's a great idea - I will definitely do a post about my road to publication!! But I warn you, it *is* a long one...!

Patwitch! It was fantastic talking to you earlier and then later at the campfire!! Thanks for stopping by!

Lucy said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations Christina!

Denise Rossetti said...

Hey Christina! Major congrats! Kudos to you, girl, for your perseverance and talent. You know what they say - "the difference between a published and an unpublished writer is that the unpublished one gave up."

I do think talent makes its own contribution too though! On ya!

Nell said...

Whoo hoo!!!! Yay!!!! This is sooooo overdue! Congratulations!!!

rhiancahill said...

Hey KC, take a deep breath. Now the fun begins!!!
Enjoy it, it's a wild ride.
RC

Shelley Munro said...

Woohoo!! That's awesome news, Christina. I'm so pleased for you and look forard to reading your story.

Congratulations!!!!

Anna Campbell said...

Christina, huge congratulations!!!! Yay, you! I was so happy when I heard your news. Although I would guess not as happy as you ;-) Bravo!!!!

Sara Hantz said...

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS IN THE WHOLE WORLD AND I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT AND YES I AM SHOUTING WHICH IS WHY THIS POST IS IN CAPS!!!!!

CAN'T WAIT TO CELEBRATE AT CONFERENCE....... OMG..... YOU HAVE AN EDITOR........ HURRAY!!!!!!

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Congratulations
Another Aussie TWRP author, cool.
Let there be many more.
All the best,
Suz :)

Christina Phillips said...

Lucy, thanks so much for the congrats, and for stopping by!

Denise, I've come so close to giving up over the last year - so glad I didn't now!!! Thanks for the congrats!

Nell! It's taken a while hasn't it, lol!!! Thanks so much for the congrats!

Christina Phillips said...

RC, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for good news your end too!!

Thanks so much Shelley! It feels a bit weird to know my story will be out there soon!!

Anna! Thanks so much for your congrats. I'm still walking around in a daze to be honest!!

Christina Phillips said...

OMG Sara! Too funny! I was looking forward to conf before but now I'm absolutely sick with excitement!!!

Suz thanks for the congrats! I'm thrilled to be joining TWRP!!

Sussan Marz said...

Sheesh, I turn my back away from the internet for 2 days and look what happens. This is fabulous news Christina. Congratulations! I'm excited for you :-).

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks Sussan! I'm still excited, and my brain feels like it's going to explode!

Kiki said...

Congratulations!~
Your story sounds very interesting indeed.

Hope you're partying in style.

Christina Phillips said...

Kiki, thanks! And huge congrats on your sale to TWRP too!!

Barb said...

Once again Christina, well done. Love to read it when it hits the book shops....your name in print...

Debs said...

Congratulations, how wonderful. You must be delighted.

I can't wait to read it.

Dx

Eleni Konstantine said...

This is so cool Christina. A huge WooHoo to you. Congrats!!!!!

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks Barb! I can't wait to see my name on the cover!!

Debs, I'm thrilled. I so love this story! thanks for the congrats!

Hey Eleni! Thanks for the good wishes!!

Barrie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

Christina Phillips said...

Thank you so much, Barrie!!