Yip, I have just sold book number twenty and I couldn't be prouder.
Or more thrilled.
My man said this morning he can remember me saying around the time I sold my first book that twenty seemed so far out there it was nigh on impossible. Well, I've made it.
Funny thing, in our house we seem to have trouble with celebrating with the bubbles at these milestones.
Maybe we need practise. Nah, kidding. Not at all.
But when I was sending in the third set of revisions on book number one my man bought and hid in a fridge in the shed a bottle of good bubbles for when I got "the phone call" as it used to be six years ago. The phone call came, I was offered a contract and Lindsay popped the cork.The bubbles was off. So on to a very cheap bottle which actually was in far better shape than the expensive variety.
This time I had got prepared - living so far from shops tends to do that to me, and not wanting to miss out on any opportunity of a good glass of wine - and so I bought a bottle days ago. It has been lying in wait in the fridge for the day I was told the current book had been accepted.
Today I learned that my latest book had been accepted. Cool. The champagne's cold, the glasses ready, and .... My man's working night shifts on the log boats and does not drink while this is going on.
Now I could drink the bottle by myself, but seems a little bit of a let down, though I would get a bigger share, :) or I could wait for five nights to crack it open.
I'm waiting. Impatiently.
But I do have the email that says I've sold this book to read again and again. No idea what the title will be yet.
And I do have the next story to get written - something to keep me out of mischief while I wait for the logs to be loaded and the ship to get the heck out of here.
Have you ever had to wait for a special celebration? Any tips on being patient? (They probably won't work but tell me anyway.)
Woohoo Sue this is awesome news huge congrats and I am sure when you and Lindsay get to celebrating with that bottle of bubbly it will be even more fun :)ReplyDelete
As for me having to wait I can't think of a time that I have had to wait although I am sure there have been times that we have waited till the weekend so as there was no work to go to the next day :)
Oh yes, Helen, we will have fun eventually. Thanks for your congrats.Delete
Mega congrats on the magical 2 zero, Sue!ReplyDelete
You're a stronger woman than I. I would have drunk that bottle then another with hubby 5 days later ;-)
LOL There's an idea, Amy. He'd never know would he, since he's at work?Delete
Super-duper congrats, Sue! And, hey, I'm with Amy on this one -- drink those bubbles now...and have another bottle with the hubby when the boat has sailed. Double celebrations for the big 2-0 seems fitting (not to mentioned deserved). :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michelle, If I listen to you two I'm about to take a two hour round trip to get another bottle of Munns. It would be worth it.Delete
Congratulations, Sue! Twenty books is such an achievement. Why not give yourself another treat while you wait to share the bubbly!ReplyDelete
Yeah, thanks, Kandy. There are a few bottles of Pinot Gris in the fridge which might do the trick. OK, honestly? I had a couple of glasses of Pinot last night just because I was so darned happy.Delete
Woohoo, Sue! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
There are mini bottle of champers available now - the piccolo size. Very cute! I think you should have some on hand for your next celebration just in case! And in the meantime, have treat yourself to something else as Kandy suggests for THIS celebration!
Now there's another great idea. I didn't realise how well prepared you all are for these eventualities. If only the shops were closer. There's probably a very good reason they're not. darn.Delete
That's incredible, Sue. 20 books?? HUGE congratulations!! Enjoy the bubbles :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Stefanie. It has been a great ride so far.Delete
20 books - super congrats - that's just fantastic, Sue. I'm currently waiting for my son to come home from bush school and time is ticking very slowly. Haven't seen him in six weeks!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, worth waiting for, Jennifer. Six weeks is a long time. Hope you have a lovely family dinner tonight.Delete
So proud of you, Sue! 20 books is an awesome achievement! (I remember the 'good old day's' before publication!!!)- how far you've come!!! Celebrate hard!!! (If that means another trip to the shops, then so be it!!)ReplyDelete
Hi Sue - congratulations on book twenty! What a wonderful achievement. Enjoy those bubbles!!!ReplyDelete