YA Just Never Know . . .

Hey YA peeps! Sent in a query this morning and received a full manuscript request this afternoon. To be honest, it was a re-query so the agent knew me already. She is so sweet and gracious and she has a great eye for YA. Let's just hope this works out!

The only problem is I was all ready for querying and now I have to be content to just sit on my hands and wait things out a few months. Oh darn, right? But . . . I have the second book already half-written and can now concentrate on finishing that, and then the third one. And then there are some short stories and memoirs I'd like to put down. Other than that, I feel like celebrating!

You know, I am really happy to be done with this first book—again. I put so much into it, ya'll know I did. First it was about the love—I loved it, the whole idea, the concept, the characters, the setting, but something was missing. Now that I have bled my heart and soul into it—so much that I literally can't think of another thing, another way, that I could make it better—I am content. Other than a few technical things that have probably missed my attention, I'd be ready to have it published tomorrow.

Now the second book. When I left it, Emma and William had transported back to 1956 using his stored memories, only during the transport he forgot everything and now Emma has to take care of the whole mission. She just made a visit to the church and was even going to buy a gun. Wicked. I love that Emma is going to kill a Soul Seeker. Or is she? Hahahaha. Only I know. And I love that there is a dance coming up in the old town square! Ooh, I've been dying to write that scene. The Retro Seekers: Can Emma help William remember their happy married life in 1980, or is she doomed to watch him turn into a ghost in 1956? And what happens to her . . . if he does?






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  1. Congrats!! I hope you heard back a "YES I WANT TO SIGN YOU NOW" tomorrow. :)

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  2. Oh man, if only! Thank You Kimberly, let's hope it happens!

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  3. Congratulations Amy! That's so exciting, I hope it all works out! I'm with Kimberly I hope they are begging to sign you up!!! I can't wait to hear it! Then you'll have to do an interview like I did with Talli... if you're up to if of course!

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  4. Thank You Jen. Yes! If good things happen I'd want you to do an interview. That would be sweet!

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  5. What a great feeling that is ... hope in the mail :)

    Keeping fingers and toes crossed for you over here!

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  6. Thank You Tess! I'm doing all the usual paranoia things like worrying if I have names spelled correctly throughout the book, etc, but not as bad as last time, haha.

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  7. It was good to know you in your pre-fame days. Hollywood now calling maybe?

    Many congrats. Grosses bises, Cro.

    WV 'readia'

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  8. Waiting is so hard, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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  9. Oh Cro, let's hope it all works out. I know that if the editors get it in their hands and start delving in they will be going, "Whoa, there's some incredible stuff in here!" It's all the little technical things that worry me. Slightly dyslexic my whole life, I've always been extremely self-consious about the way I write. And don't you just hate semi-colons?! Does anybody really know where to put those things?

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  10. Tom- thank you. You guys are making me feel like this is possible.

    Southpaw- Thank you! I'll take crossed fingers for sure!

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  11. Yay!! Awesome news. Sounds like a great story ;o)Will be thinking of you!! *fingers crossed*

    Have a great weekend ;o)

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  12. Thank you Erica! More fingers being crossed, yay!

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  13. That's awesome! How cool to get a request straight away. Waiting is hard... I know!

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  14. I know. I want it to happen fast, but then, I probably won't finish the other books if it does, so . . . best to wait.

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  15. Good luck on the partial request! Try to relax a little over the weekend though. If you can . . . ;)

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