Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thank You!!

Thank you to everyone who sent congratulations and good wishes on my blog and privately on my sale to The Wild Rose Press! I've been getting quite tearful over the last couple of days!
And I got all tearful again today, when the lovely witches sent me these beautiful flowers. Aren't they gorgeous? As if that wasn't enough they even specifically asked for irises (the irises are all in bud at the moment so I'm looking forward to them blooming tomorrow!
Because my editor uses track changes, and I've never got around to using them (and you can bet I now regret laughing at Sara four years ago when she tried to educate me in that direction!!) I've been taking a crash course. The online tutorial was in double dutch, but thankfully the ever patient Sara and Shelley (who both deserve medals of endurance) have come to my rescue. It's actually quite a cool function once I got past the freak factor!
My eldest daughter told her friends I had sold, and apparently they are in mild shock that Mrs Phillips *could* write such things. *cough* My brother, bless him, asked if it was autobiographical.
He was joking. I think.


Eleni Konstantine said...

Lovely flowers Christina. Well deserved. Love the reaction of those around you. LOL! Hope you master track changes soon.

Anonymous said...

He's not joking. He might say in jest 'cause your his sister but it's amazing how many people thing we actually 'do' what we write. Scary when I think about some of the things I've written.
Love the flowers and I hopt the iris are out tomorrow.
Can't wait to hear how you go with the edits.

Amanda Ashby said...

Hahahaha, I'm trying to picture you as Mrs Phillips but it's just not working!!!!!

And it's only right that you should master track change since you no doubt once muttered those famous words, 'I'll never do that' and we all know where that leads!!!!

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks Eleni! And i think I've cracked the track changes. Well in theory!!

RC, considering what my story's about,that's actually quite disturbing on many levels!!! Although my sil is convinced I write from experienced also. Kind of weird really!

Amanda, I live in fear of wondering what else I've stated in the past that I had no intention of ever doing, because it just acts like a great big magnet!!

Yeah, Mrs Phillips cracks me up, but not as much as being called ma'am!!

Sara Hantz said...

So.... maybe we should use track changes all the time.... mrs p

Christina Phillips said...

Sara, I'm game if you are!!!!

Shelley Munro said...

Beautiful flowers, Christina. And you're very welcome to the help. Any time. :)

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks Shelley. Hopefully I won't run into any more problems with it (but I will definitely call on you if I do!!!)

Phillipa said...


How could I have missed this wonderful news? (In deadline hell, maybe?). CONGRATULATIONS!