Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Day 289

Ok. So my news is still big news. I had champagne last night. This is major cause for celebration. But ....

My stomach is still jittery and I am having these weird energy surges shoot through my body. There is a combination of WOOT WOOT and shaking in my boots going on.

I am sitting here staring at the "acceptance pack" which is full of information, marketing, questions and contracts. Contracts. Oh man.

Alright, so I need to sign the contract. But it is at this point that I feel I am stepping into the abyss of the unknown. But you've got to do it right?

I have lots of questions. I need them answered. Just little ones like size of the book, cover type, illustrations .... I just need to know that their vision is in line with my vision. Because if I sign a contract and I am stuck with them for 5 years and I hate the end product, then what? Oh dear.

But you should see what they offer! Guaranteed shelf space, hard copy and e-book, TV/Radio advertising, personal website, book broadcasted for podcast, interviews, book signing arrangements, press releases to local media, 61% of royalties (that's unheard of), world wide coverage, distribution, promotional opportunities, plus a whole host of other stuff ...

Oh geez.

Oh yay!!! I am getting published, I am getting published. I AM GETTING PUBLISHED!!! Oh man. OH MAN!

I want to talk to these guys face-to-face. I want to see that this is real. I want to shake hands with someone. I need to fly to NYC. I want to look at the building, sit in the office, see this guys face. But I may have to settle for a phone call.

Oh dear.


Bob Proctors says "if your dreams don't scare you as much as they excite you, then it's time for new dreams".

If that's true, then I am spot on.


  1. Can you get the contract looked over by a lawyer or someone like that to check it all out? I can totally understand your are handing your baby over to them :) . But the deal sounds absolutely wonderful! Love that qoute too :)

  2. Oh Leanne, I am so happy for you. I gotta tell you I am scared by what I have decided but its what I want.

  3. I'd be terrified too. But oh my goddess I'd be excited. SO excited. Leap of faith adrenalin excited. (And am I mad to be very proud of you, my bloggy friend?)

  4. Thanks for the lovely well wishes, good advice and pride :) It makes my heart sing! Each day I am getting one step closer. Still practicing that Patient persistence though ... even more so ... so close ...

  5. OMG OMG OMG OMG. This is so exciting. Deep breaths!


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