Thursday, 21 October 2010

Result!!!

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 :)

Maya xxx

22 comments:

  1. You rock right back! So pleased for you :-)

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  2. Thank you, Jo. Still riddled with fullrequestitisisisis!!! Might take a few days to clear up ;)

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  3. Great news Maya - you must have been SOOOOO thrilled! Caroline x

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  4. YAY - great stuff. Well done, Maya.

    XX

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  5. Brilliant news, Maya! You're entitled to be excited! jx

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  6. Fantastic, Maya!! So thrilled for you. Get that baby off huh?

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  7. STILL waving my pompoms!!! :o)

    GO Maya! Go Maya!
    xx

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  8. The buzz in that waiting room was incredible, wasn't it Maya? and well done to all the other pitchers too - it was nerve wracking just being there as a cheerleader, I can't even imagine how exciting it must have been to be doing the pitch.
    And a great result - yay!

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  9. Thanks Caroline! Yes, as first pitches go it was a great result :)

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  10. Thanks again, Suz!
    Thanks Judy, yes, I'm still excited!
    Jackie, thanks! Yes, I aim to send that baby off this weekend!

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  11. Oh, you're such a dear, Jo P! Thanks :)

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  12. Wasn't it just, Sally? As first pitches go, it was an awesome experience, helped in leaps and bounds by you gals, no doubt about that :)

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  13. Congrats Maya! This is just fantastic news and so well deserved :)

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  14. Sorry I missed being there. Been so busy, I'll catch myself going backwards soon. But what marvellous news! Yay for that Carina pitch!

    I'm really pleased for you, and hope it goes brilliantly and you take this all the way.

    Jx

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  15. AWESOME! What a HUGE accomplishment!

    Amy

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  16. Congratulations!!!! That's super news. So pleased for you!

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  17. Thanks Jane, I'm hoping it goes all the way too

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  18. Thank you very much, Amy :)

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  19. Awww, thanks Leah! Congrats back at you for making the New Voices Top Four! Can't wait to read your Pivotal Moment!

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