I’d sort of been expecting this call as I knew some things were in the works, but it sounded like this:
“Becky, Simon and Schuster *crackle, crackle* deal. One hour *hiss* *buzz* pre-empt.”
Then I got the chime that alerted me the call had been dropped. I immediately turned into this:
trying to get to a break in the trees so I could call Jenn back.
When I did, she sounded a bit like this:
And I could, but my brain went like this:
So she explained again, and we both did a little of this:
Here’s what she was trying to tell me:
April 18, 2013
Becky Wallace’s debut THE KEEPER’S PRINCESS, a magical adventure in which a case of mistaken identity exposes a young performer to a danger she could have never imagined and a secret her father died to protect, to Dani Young at Simon & Schuster Children’s, in a two-book deal, in a pre-empt, by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Since then I’ve been alternating between this:
(It’s a lot funnier if you imagine it with my big, pregnant belly)
YOU GUYS!!! I have a book deal!! It’s a real, literal dream come true (see…now I’m doing the feelings again). It’s been a crazy road made possible by so many wonderful writing and publishing industry people. Thank you all!
More later with specifics. I’ve got to go dab my face before I cry out my contacts.
YAY, BECKY!! So thrilled for you! This book sounds awesome! 😀 The highest of fives to you and Jenn!
@Jess: Thank you so much!! *jumps to reach the high five*
@Prerna: Thank you! And thanks for being here!
WOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!! ALL THE YAYS!!!!!!! *fires confetti cannon!*
@Lola: I’ve spent a lot of time yay-ing! Thank you!!
OMG YAY!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been waiting for this!!! SO excited for you and I absolutely cannot wait to read 🙂
Congratulations! I love the title and premise.
@Taryn: Thank you so much!! I hope your European trip planning is going well!
@Myrna: I love the title too! It went through a lot of changes. I think this one will stick!
Holy moly!! I’m sorry I’m late to the party. HUGE, HUGE CONGRATS!! I’m so thrilled for you I can’t out it into words! ALL your work and waiting paid off! Yahooooooo!!!!!
@Lexa: Thank you so much! I’m responding to your email now!!
You did it!!!! Shouting the news from my rooftop for all of oklahoma to hear…well not really since roof top and oklahoma are words that really don’t go well together. So big!!
@Cherie: Thank you so much! I’m really excited.
@Jen: GET OFF THE ROOF. A TORNADO WILL FIND YOU. But still, thank you! And thanks for believing!
Yay! Congrats Becky! That’s awesomesauce, and I’ll be watching for those books. 😉
@Crystal: It’s like an ice cream sundae covered in all things awesome! Thank you! The first will be out in Spring 2015.
And thank you for making me giggle. =)
Josin L. McQuein
Woot! Congrats. Your feet will wear out long before the dancing feeling does. 🙂
Congrats! Well deserved and overdue.
Woo-hoo!!! THIS BOOK IS GOING TO DOMINATE, PEOPLE!! (I’ve read it. It’s awesome. ’nuff said.)
I’ll never catch up with all my thank yous! But I’m so, so grateful for everyone’s support!!
That’s so awesome! Congratulations!