If you read my last post you’d know how nervous I was about my Carina Press Pitch. Well, it happened last night. And since I was so angsty about the US/UK time difference, I arrived in the chat room, get this…four and half hours early!
But I wasn’t alone. Oh no! My own personal cheerleading squad, the awesome, amazing, brings-tears-to-my-eyes Minxes were there with me every step of the way. And I'll tell you, at certain points the conversation took a turn for the well... interesting!!!
Also along for the ride were the amazing Maisey Yates and Abbi Cantrell with their pom poms at the ready!
And so it was that at the stroke of midnight, I entered the chat room and met Executive Editor Angela James.
And ladies and gents, she was really, really lovely. She put me at ease immediately and because the pitch was only ten minutes, we had to get straight down to business. That was the fastest, most exhilarating ten minutes of my life.
And the result??
Angela said she’d love to read my manuscript and requested the full!
I’m thrilled, thrilled, thrilled. I'd also like to say thank you to everyone else who turned up just for the hell of it and stayed even after I'd dragged off
myself to bed at 2am.
You're all awesome, girls, and I (and indeed all of the other pitchers) couldn't have asked for better handholders!
Thanks also to everyone who answered my last post with advice and well wishing.
You make this writer's journey so enjoyable :)