Jan 10, 2008

Covenant wrote me today...

and this is what they said (name changed to protect privacy.)

Hi [nosurgirl]!

I finally have news for you about your manuscript. It went to the managing committee for consideration yesterday, and they decided to table it for the time being (that means basically putting it on hold). Our marketing director is going to research the YA market so that the committee can decide whether or not they think it will be marketable and sell enough copies to be worth the costs of publishing. As soon as they make a more solid decision, we'll contact you.

The committee also wanted you to know that they think you're a very good writer; they wanted me to ask if you are interested it/willing to write things for a more adult market rather than a YA audience. You can just respond to this email and let me know, and I'll pass the message along. Have a good day!

Thank you,

[the editorial assistant]


I'm seriously reeling, I'm so suprised. Wow. Someone who actually knows what they're talking about for sure, says I'm a good writer. Hooray!!! And who knows where this might lead in future?? Even if my chick-lit novel is never published, apparently I have talent and a good chance at getting other stuff published. What more could a budding writer ask for???

Seriously.

9 comments:

Janell said...

Yay! Congratulations!

marlajayne said...

This is absolutely positively the most exciting thing I've read all day. Yay! I'm hoping for an autographed copy when they finally see the benefits of publishing your book.

Sherpa said...

That is seriously awesome. Very nice!

maren said...

Congratulations!!!! Awesome awesome. Keep on writing, you never know where it might lead.

Lucy Stern said...

Congradulations!!!! I hope things work out for you, but don't get too swell headed now. lol

NoSurfGirl said...

Lucy--

that would be hard to do. I think just about every budding writer mostly doesn't believe he/she is that great at writing. At least, not the ones that are serious. :)

Margaret said...

YAY! Congratulations! That is SO fabulous! Uh, Just remembered that I was really entertained by your silly faux-mance, or whatever you called it. Is there any more of that floating around?

N.F. said...

That's wonderful news! Congrats!

Anna said...

Congrats, congrats! I love, love, love editing and enjoying writing too (and of course reading). Keep holding on to that light feeling of encouragement, its great news. I've linked to you :)