Friday, September 08, 2006

Excitement of 'the call'!

Whenever I hear an author has sold a book, I get a little familiar tingle down my spine as I recall the exact day and time I got 'the call' from Harlequin saying they loved my book and wanted to buy it.
I'll never, ever forget the sheer thrill, the mind-blowing excitement and the repetitious 'great', 'great', and 'great' I responded to everything my editor said that fateful night at 6.30pm on 12th May 2003. It really was a turning point in my life.

Last night, I logged onto the Net and heard the fantastic news that Paula Roe had sold to Silhouette Desire. Not only does Paula write, she's a fabulously talented website designer and did mine a few months ago. Hearing her call story gave me goosebumps and it's so great another Aussie has joined the Harlequin team.

As for me writing? Nada. Still waiting to hear from my ed on the last 2 books, so rather than start another last night I edited a single title I'd completed a while back. I will, will, WILL start the sheikh book next week.
A new week, a new start. Right?

4 comments:

2paw said...

How exciting! I will pop over and congratulate her!! I love that you are still so moved by your 'call'!!I think it is great!!

Nicola Marsh said...

I remember the exact moment I got the call so clearly...forever etched in the memory banks, I think!
A pretty special time and must say, I still feel so lucky every time I sell a book.
This has got to be the best job ever :)
Thanks for sharing in the excitement of my reminiscing.

Paula said...

Hey, Nic! Thanks for the plug :D Some people liken it to having a baby but I remember quite clearly it ain't like that AT ALL! It took me a few weeks to fall in love with my son but the sensation of that First Sale... ahhhh... just everything is good in the universe for a while, you know?

PS - my mom still loves you :O)

Nicola Marsh said...

Paula!!!
So glad you dropped by...or should that be floated by? ;)
Still on cloud 9, I bet and you'll stay there for a while :)
So cool!