Song of the Day: Talk Dirty To Me by Poison
You know that feeling when something really really good happens? And you get heat shooting through you. You break into a hot-cold sweat and it feels like your head is going to explode. And then hyperventilate. Yeah, thatâ€™s how I felt yesterday when I read that email offering me â€“ me! â€“ a contract for my novella. This is how I feel today:
Image curtesy of Emotion Eric
And to thinkâ€¦ I was ready to quit writing. Despite everyone telling me NOT to give up, I still felt like throwing in the towel. I was disgusted, disappointed. Tired of rejection and being good but not good enough. But thenâ€¦ I got it.
I sent the thing on a whim (and at the urging of CeCe!), thinking nothing would come of it. But the next day I got a request for a full. I had a glimmer of excitement and sent it in the day before Thanksgiving. And NOW! An acceptance from Samhain Publishing!
I read over the contract last night and itâ€™s a go. Iâ€™m signing it today and putting it in the mail and WOO Iâ€™m so excited I could just bust a gut.
And, not only did I receive a publishing contract (that still sounds so weird to me), but my cheesecake baked PERFECTLY. No cracking! I took my time, put a 13 x 9 dish of hot water in the over BEFORE preheating. The cheesecake (chocolate caramel pecan) baked happily. I only went the minimum baking time and when it was done, I opened the oven door and turned it off, letting it cool that way instead of shocking the thing by taking it right out of the oven.
Oh boy, itâ€™s beautiful! One of my best yet!
Gotta get more Christmas shopping done today. Iâ€™m off to Bed Bath & Beyond, Wal Mart and possibly Super Target. Gonna be busy today. And Iâ€™m making Husband taken down the tree and ornaments from the attic. Weâ€™re decorating for Christmas this weekend!