Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Pass The Bucket, please

Well, as I sit here and write this, it's really hard to believe I'm going to write the words, "I'm officially an author". I sold CURSED to Samhain Publishing. I still can't believe it! I'm so excited and this is so damned special because those of you who know me, know that my grandmother is one of my biggest fans and that she's very ill. She has cancer growing all through her now and hospice is involved. They don't look for her to live too much longer, so tonight, I made the first sale call to her and she cried. Now, she knows her granddaughter sold a book before she died. She told me she was proud of me. My mom was at work and bawling and laughing right a long with me and my best friend here and her daughter stopped by on their way home just so she could hug me. I promised Stacey a long time ago, I would give her a two word dedication: "The End". Why? Because all through high school I would start these stories, hand them to her and grow bored with them. It drove her insane. Now she only wants me to tell her "The Begining." Her ten year old daughter is so excited too. And do you know that Samhain launches on my daughter's 11th birthday? She's so excited. Of course, when they all heard me scream and start crying when I read the email, they thought something was drastically wrong. I probably won't be able to sleep tonight. I've waited for this for so damned long! Ciao!


Anonymous Danica said...

That is so awesome! I'm so proud of you!!

11/15/2005 11:49:00 PM  
Blogger Donica Covey said...

HOT DAMN! I knew it was going to happen for you! I'm still dancing in my chair for you! Enjoy this success and float on the ceiling for as long as possible!

I'm soo proud of you gal!

Luv ya!

11/15/2005 11:49:00 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

You go girl!!!

I'm so excited for you!

You deserve this SOOOO MUCH!!!


11/16/2005 12:22:00 AM  
Blogger Rae said...

Thank you soo soo much!

Still hanging onto the ceiling!

11/16/2005 01:05:00 AM  
Blogger Anna Lucia said...

Oh RAE!!! This is just so wonderful! I've held my breath for you on the waits and ranted and cried for you on the almost-but-not-quites.

Now I get to cheer with you on the sale. I'm so lucky!

And you so deserve this. Long time coming, but worth the wait.

Love you.

11/16/2005 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Kate Walker said...

Rae, sweetheart - I am so SO happy for you

CONGRATULATIONS! I hope this is only the first of many

One day I hope to hug you in person again to congratulate you properly - until then you know I'm sending lots of cyber hugs your way



11/16/2005 03:57:00 AM  
Blogger Bron said...

Congratulations, Rae! I'm so happy for you. May it be the first of many!!!

11/16/2005 04:56:00 AM  
Blogger JoJo said...

Rae, Congrats again....are your eardrums back to some semi normal by now? Sorry I blew them out.

I knew you could do it!!!!

11/16/2005 06:21:00 AM  
Blogger Ann Wesley Hardin said...

WAY TO GO, RAE!!!! Now aren't you glad you kept going?? OMG. I've watched your writing steadily improve over the years and now YOU'RE PUBLISHED!! This is so great.

Enjoy the high to the fullest, and do something nice for yourself!

11/16/2005 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger Shannon Stacey said...

*still dancing around the room*

That makes us what? Housemates? *ggg*

Congratulations, hon. You've worked damn hard for it. :)

11/16/2005 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger HelenKay said...


11/16/2005 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay Rae! Welcome to Samhain. - Charlene

11/16/2005 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger Tricia Fields said...

Great news, Rae!! Here's to more to come!


11/16/2005 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

You know, hon, the more I think about this the happier I get for you! I had a goofy-ass grin on my face last night and for the first time at 11pm, it had nothing to do with hubby, lol!

I'm so glad and excited and thrilled and happy and a whole bunch of adjectives, all for you!

Congrats with all my heart!

Oh, and since I finally get to say this, I'm saying it big:



11/16/2005 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Natalie Damschroder said...

Rae, I'm so thrilled for you! I know you've been going through a lot of difficulties and that has to make this all the more satisfying. Savor every moment!

11/16/2005 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Trace said...

Congrats, Rae!! (TraceNY)

11/16/2005 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger Kris Starr said...

Oh, MY GOD!!! Rae!!!!
I just found out now--our power's been out for hours and hours--I'm so happy for you, babe!!!


Love ya!
K. :)

11/16/2005 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rae, saw the news on Anna's blog and I just wanted to drop by and yell WELL DONE!!!!!! Really pleased for you.

Kate Hardy (who isn't really anon, just Blogger hates me)

11/16/2005 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger Jenne said...

Way to go Rae!! So excited for you. Not a surprise at all. Good job!

11/16/2005 03:01:00 PM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

Congrats RAe!!!!!!!!! that's fab!

11/16/2005 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger FerfeLaBat said...


11/16/2005 04:15:00 PM  
Blogger Lyn Cash said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! YOU DID IT!!!!! (was never a doubt on this end, girlfriend - not one doubt)

Sunny Lyn

11/16/2005 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Karen Templeton said...

Rae! I followed the crumbs from Shannon's blog -- how absolutely wonderful! What a lovely early Christmas present!

No one deserves this more -- so enjoy the heck out of this moment!

Karen T.

11/16/2005 05:43:00 PM  
Blogger Jaye said...

Congratulations, Rae!!! Followed the crumbs from Dee's blog. Awesome news, chica! (oh, this is 'Jaq', btw :-P )

11/16/2005 07:45:00 PM  
Blogger Bronwyn Jameson said...

RAE! What awesome news and so well deserved. I am completely thrilled for you!!


11/16/2005 08:51:00 PM  
Blogger Melani Blazer said...

Rae! Yipppeeeee girl! I'm so excited for you, this is excellent news.

Enjoy the rush and excitement :) whooooo hooooO!!!!!!!!

11/16/2005 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle Styles said...

Rae -- Anna Lucia posted the news on her blog.
Major congrats. This is such good news. YOu and your grandmother must be so proud.

11/17/2005 01:51:00 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Oh my god, Rae.

What fabulous news! Congratulations!!! Enjoy the feeling.

You are an inspiration.

11/17/2005 06:20:00 AM  
Blogger Diana Peterfreund said...

Congratulations, Rae! Have you descended from the moon yet?

Tell us about the story!

11/17/2005 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger April said...

Congratulations!!! Way to go!

11/17/2005 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! I am sooooo excited for you. I was hoping that you would post in your blog your happy news secret. This is the best news.


Lori :)

11/18/2005 07:59:00 PM  
Blogger Jaci Burton said...

A little late but finally found my way here. Congrats babe and bask in the moment....you deserve it after all your hard work!


11/19/2005 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Hooray Rae!! You rule, baby!

11/21/2005 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Meg Allison said...

Congrats, Rae!!!!

11/24/2005 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous raine said...

Rae!! I just heard!!

(Raine, aka 'Dreamweaver')

11/26/2005 02:59:00 AM  

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