Okay, I admit, I am a Twitter stalker. Some people make it easy. They use Twitter as a method to voice what they are feeling about everything from the weather to really important stuff… like editors reading submissions.
A few days ago, the editor that has had my manuscript for quite a while tweeted:
“Catching up on subs. Really like the voice and story in the YA scifi I’m reading, It’s from March. I’m so far behind.”
I tensed. My sub is a YA Sci Fi. And I submitted in March. I’d be lying if I did not admit my head went ka-blooey!
Nothing definite, just a note to say she was reading AND ENJOYING my manuscript.
Okay, deep breath. That’s good. Really good. Fingernails are now officially non-existent. Let’s hope she doesn’t have an explosion phobia!
At one o’clock in the morning the next day she tweeted:
“Stayed up late to finish a manuscript I will offer on tomorrow. Really love this story.”
Now, I’m really glad I was fast asleep at one o’clock in the morning, because there would have been no sleeping that night for me if I had read this when she tweeted it.
Now let me tell you. Spam filters can be evil. E.V.I.L. because after almost a whole day, thank goodness, she poked me to make sure I got the contract offer.
Resend is a wonderful thing.
I spent the next half hour reading and re-reading everything she had to say about my book. I mean, you have dreams about people going on and on about how great your work is, but you never really expect it to happen. Especially from an editor with such a great reputation in the business. I was numb. Completely numb.
Wow. Just Wow
An editor at my target publisher loves my story just as much as I do. She loves my quirky voice, and the themes blew her away. (Literally, in some cases).
Now on to the nitty gritty. I hope I will have exciting news to share with everyone really soon.