Monday, August 06, 2007

Great News in My Mailbox Tonight...

The query letter and synopsis which I mailed on July 10 to Steeple Hill for JOSHUA'S HOPE has already received a response!! They want me to submit the entire manuscript.

I am so excited! I didn't expect to hear so soon and when I saw that letter from Harlequin, I cringed. Didn't want to open it. Wanted to open it. Heart pounding I told myself it was just another rejection letter. Especially when I noticed only two short lines for the body of the letter. But it wasn't a rejection!! Very simply stated, the letter thanked me for my query and asked for the full manuscript and a synopsis.

This is the publisher I have been targeting for six years and I'm praying this will be my foot in the door, so to speak. If they buy this manuscript, it will be a dream come true for me.

Okay, nose to the grindstone now. I must, must, must do a thorough edit and make several revisions based on feedback from advance readers.

Taking a deep breath, and preparing for the dive.....

Later, my friends. Wish me luck!!

4 comments:

Marty said...

Can't believe I'm just seeing this! Good luck Carol Ann!

Lauren Delaney said...

This is wonderful news, Carol Ann!
Woot! I'm so excited for you! Keep us posted!

Lauren

Scarlett Sanderson said...

Carol Ann,

I cannot congratulate you enough! That is the most wonderful news! I bet you are excited, nervous and excited some more!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Scarlett x

Carol Ann Erhardt said...

Thank you all for your good wishes!