Friday, October 19, 2012

End of a long, but amazing, week.

One would think that a person who goes without sleep for most of the week would fall flat on their face by the end of it.

You would think.

Then why am I still up?

Good question. 

After working three straight days giving my manuscript a final look, and writing a synopsis from scratch, I haven't had the opportunity for much sleep.

Now, it's Thursday night at 10:45 and I'm so wired that sleep eludes me.

But, today, I sent in my full manuscript, my synopsis and answers to some interview questions for the Harlequin/Mills & Boon 2012 So You Think You Can Write contest.

Of course, I won't hear about any results until around Election Day but that's only like 18 days-ish.

Piece of cake!

I'll tell you this, getting that email was the coolest moment ever.

I did squee, just a little. 

I had to read it a few times over to makes sure it was real and not some SPAM email that I had visually transformed into the 'Congratulations' email.

Then I had to call everyone I loved to tell them the good news. You know how hard it is to be excited and share it with people when you only get their voice mails? Its torture!

I'm so glad I have this blog to share my news, good or bad, with a great group of friends.

Thanks again for your support and all your best wishes.

And, if I may quote one of my favorite writers, Tom Petty, the waiting is the hardest part.

I've got a blood drive coming up next week if anyone wants to come! We are trading pints for candy! It's a good deal!

And...its almost Halloween! Have you picked out your costume yet? 



  1. Knew you could do it! Congratulations again and hoping for good news next month.
    I'm going as a Ninja. Not that you'll see me...

  2. I didn't see any Ninjas last year either! Good job, Ninjas!

    I just hit post you know! You are fast! Thank you, Sir Alex!


  3. Good job ninjas - LOL!! I love that line!

    I am so proud of you! I can't wait for Election Day....not because I get to vote, but to hear your results. And don't be hating the voice mail - I was at work!

    This weekend you can watch football guilt-free knowing there isn't anything more you have to do for your story. Relax! Then, on Monday, start on Book 2!! LOL!! Just kidding!!!!! (kinda - i really am excited to read the second book in your trilogy.)

    Good luck Mites, Knights, 'Noles, and Gi'nts!

    Talk with you soon.
    Love ya,

  4. Woo Hoo! Congratulations!!

    And I love that moment when you cross over into being too wired to sleep, even though you've been awake for a week.

  5. Waiting to see which character you pick to be the center of the next book- Kate, Steve, Bob or Emily. Or Avery who could come back from the dead as a zombie.

  6. Yay yay YAY!!! I'm so happy for you! And 18 days? That like a nano-second in publishing time! Good luck. I'm keeping all apoendages crossed for you!

  7. can i mail you some blood? blea, blea! (vampire style)

    and lets SQUEE together!!!! SQUEEEEE!

    crossing fingers for synopsis!

  8. K. – Thank you so much! Yes, there will be a whole lot of football watching and a lot less writing this weekend. I am already coming up with great ideas for the next book! Love you too!

    M.J. – Thank you! I’m hoping that exhaustion will take over tonight!

    Suz – I’m not telling.

    Nancy – Thank you! 18 days is long enough for me. Torture.

    L. Diane – It sounds so girly but I did it.

    Tara – yes, you can mail me blood! That would be just fine!
    Thank you for the joint SQUEE!! I’m so happy for you!

    Thanks everyone! - Heather

  9. Congratulations and good luck! Enjoy the excitement that goes with the waiting. :)

  10. Congratulations! Now get some sleep! :)

  11. Rachel - Thank you so much!

    Heather - I finally got some...last night. :)

  12. Congratulations Heather! This is really great for you and your book. Sorry I am stopping by so late. Good-luck with the rest of the competition.

  13. Congratulations to both of them. Hope you get some sleep soon. Chez us it's going to be a vampire, Zeus and a bat :)

  14. Murees – Thank you! Glad you stopped by!

    Johanna – Thank you! Workin’ on some more sleep this weekend!

    My spud still didn’t decide!


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