Friday, September 26, 2008

HOLY SQUEE!

In the mail this afternoon was a FULL manuscript request (on spec) from Avalon Books! Can you believe it? I can't believe it! I know this means nothing significant quite yet, but it still means something, you know?

Ohmygoodnessgivemeachillpillandcallmegood, I'm SO excited!

For now I have to calm myself enough to read the letter in its entirety, but I'll fill you in more later. I just had to come deliver this rockin' news!

SO excited!

And was it Terri who suggested I submit to Avalon? Thank you, thank you, thank you!

26 comments:

Rachel Burton said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations! I just realized I don't know what you write. *goes off to look*

Janna Qualman said...

Thank you, Rachel!

I'm not sure how nearby it's listed. Women's fiction and narrative non-fiction - it's s contemporary romance novel that Avalon will be reading.

Whoo!

aaroncrocco said...

Janna, that is so amazingly wonderful!!!! I'm really happy for you. Congrats and best of luck with this door that is opening for you!

J Morgetron said...

YAY YAY YAY!

Janna Qualman said...

Aaron, yay! Thank you!

Jodi - I'm so excited to see you here! Hope all is well. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Eeeeeee dawgies! Congrats. No matter what comes next, you'll always have this moment, this memory, this excitement to get you over the next hurdle. Write on!

Joanne said...

Amazing news! (Hope my lucky penny helped!!) Congrats and best wishes, you deserve it for all your efforts! Let us know ... :)

Turkey Lurkey said...

Doing a happy dance!! I am so happy for you! You need to celebrate tonight... do something fun!

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks, gals!

So Turkey, watching the presidential debates doesn't count? ;)

Janet said...

So you're swimming in Bliss Lake, are you? ;o)

w00t! Double w00t!

WendyCinNYC said...

Yay, Janna!

Good luck with it!

MichaƩle said...

***clappingly wildly for Janna****

YAY FOR YOU!!!!!!

Joshua said...

Yes!!!

Terri Tiffany said...

WHOOOOO HOOOOOOO! I am jumping for joy with you!!! And yes, I thought of them cause I was going to send mine there if an agent didn''t pick me up!!! I AM EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!
Do you have much Christian reference in yours? I do and wasn't sure how much they took.
I'm praying!

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks everyone, for the excitement. Yippee!

Terri - The spiritual content in Bliss Lake is present but minimal, mainly because I'm finding my way with writing such things on a large level without sounding preachy. I did notice, though, that Avalon seems to target the more generalized "wholesome" category. BUT, when the time comes for you, give it a whirl - and also keep Steeple Hill's LoveInspired series (SH is an imprint of Harlequin), which puts huge focus on Christianity and inspiration. They're on my list next (I'll have to enhance the spirituality in my ms), should Avalon pass.

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, I feel like I've said it all over the intrawebs, but congratulations!!! (what does on spec mean?) Good luck printing & sending her out!

Barbara J. Kirby Davis said...

I'm sooo happy for you!!!!!

thedomesticfringe said...

Congrats! Great News.

Janna Qualman said...

Melanie, thanks again! (I don't mind at all.) "On spec" is for :on specification," and just means I have to meet a list of their requirements with my submission.

Barbara, thank you!

And thedomesticfringe, I'm so glad you stopped by. Thanks!

Melanie Avila said...

Gotcha, thanks. I always understood it where a publisher requests that an author write a book that the publisher has already outlined. That makes sense now.

Janna Qualman said...

Melanie, I just realized "on spec" means "on speculation." So I've completely confused myself as to what it does mean. I started a thread over on AW...

Jan Molnar Fitzgerald said...

Janna,

I'm so happy for you. Good Luck.

Janna Qualman said...

Jan, thank you!

Jen said...

Congratulations, Janna! I'll keep my fingers crossed tightly for you.

How exciting!

Melissa Marsh said...

Just saw this news...

CONGRATULATIONS! I hope, I hope, I HOPE that this will lead to a SALE!!!

Janna Qualman said...

YAY! Thanks, Melissa!