I continued to send out queries and sent them exclusive, then waited to hear the response. Opening my e-mail during that time was no fun. I found myself almost not wanting to open them. I decided to give it another go with WAMM! When I got their response e-mail, I literally sat and looked at the computer--debating if I was ready to look at another rejection. Eight was enough to set in a depressing frame of mind, so I know how others feel when they talk about the counts that they send out. Nonetheless, I forced my finger to click the e-mail to open.
I could not believe what my eyes were seeing! 'Hello Honey! We are pleased...' Wait! What!?! My eyes scanned the page quickly again. 'We are pleased to offer you a publishing contract.' Holy Shizzznittts!! They are pleased to offer me--me a publishing contract! For any writer, seeing this for the first time after sending queries, the feeling, I can only describe as overwhelming, was one I hope to feel again. Yeah, I admit it---I cried. Yeppers, I did! I had devoted my life to my girls and now, my acknowledgement was here! I am an author!! My emotions got the attention of my two youngest who came running into the room. I couldn't even speak---I merely pointed to the computer screen and the acceptance letter that I couldn't take my eyes off of. What did we do then?? We danced!! All three of us---jumping, dancing and me crying!
I could not be happier than to be with an amazing group of people from WAMM. Dedicated, caring, work-a-holic and most of all supportive bunch of people ever!! I am sooooo pleased to say that my book is due to be released in November. Exact date will come later. Just look at that cover! Soon you will meet Shelby, Tristan, their best friends and the lurking Shadow Man.
Visit WAMM http://www.writersamuseme.com/ to find other WAMM authors---you may recognize a few. Or, you can look on my tab for other WAMM authors and find their links! Hope to see ya at one of my signings! Did I just say that? My signings----yeppers----I did!!!
See ya soon!!