I don't think I ever truly imagined what it would feel like to make that first sale. I've dreamed of it, thought about it, but I guess never truly believed it would happen. Until today. I submitted The Daddy Spell to Wild Rose Press the beginning of May. Today I got my answer. YES! They want it.
I'm thrilled, excited, and stunned. I'd almost convinced myself the answer was going to be 'no'. From when I sent them the full manuscript, I've been obsessive about checking my email multiple times a day. There's been nothing there, time and time again. I wasn't prepared today when there was an email and I clicked it open before I thought or had time to worry about what the answer was. It took a moment for the words to sink in and then I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I grabbed the phone and called Don and screamed it into the phone. He was laughing and shouting with me. Then I told the girls and had to call my brothers and my sister, called my nephew and niece, my son and his girlfriend, and then posted for my circle girls and kaizen support group. I did all the cliche things that others have talked about. . . made the call to family and friends, sharing the great news.
The transition from romance writer to romance author happened in the breath it took to read an email. WOW!