Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fluttering Heart

(Conflict-free) Diamonds, flowers, cupcakes ... yes, all the above make my heart go a'flutter. But I'm also an aspiring author which means that partial and full requests make my heart race as well.

I am just ... oh-so-nervous and I know, I know I'm getting my hopes up WAY TOO HIGH, but I can't help myself. I'm excited and nervous and ... no ... I'm not going to throw up, but seriously heart, calm down!

Firebrand held a Query Holiday where they accepted and read over 3,500 first chapters. They only requested a little over 100 full manuscripts. Yup, I am one of the uberly lucky 3%. A part of me just wants to be grateful and I am (!) but ... can I also be an itsy bitsy hopeful as well? So far, Firebrand has extended two offers with one acceptance. I hope they don't stop extending offers. Yes, I hope that I get a golden ticket.

You can read all about it here from Firebrand Agent Nadia Cornier's blog.

Seriously. Can't. Stop. Dreaming.

Am I one of those "bring into meetings" manuscripts? Will I be???

I'll keep you posted - good or bad, I promise.


brycem said...

Good luck my love! UT is an amazing story, and if it's not meant to be with this contest/agent, I'm sure it will be with another!


Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Wow, that's terrific, Christine!!! Fingers crossed for you!

TinaFerraro said...

Best of luck with Firebrand! I'm with Nadia myself...the client she's had the longest, I do believe...

Christine said...

Kimberley - great to see you again! And THANK YOU for the crossed fingers <3

I liked your jokes so much, I think I'm going to re-post today as part of my Friday Five!

Christine said...

Hello Tina, and welcome to my blog!

Thank you for the kind words. I'm really excited to "meet" you - Nadia Cornier's longest client! Wow!

Please stop by whenever you can - I'd love any advice you can give!

TinaFerraro said...

Christine, to answer the question you left on my blog about which of my books you should start with...well, my best answer is one that an aspiring YA writer gave to me recently.

She said was sorry she read them out of order because she feels they build off each other in subtle ways, and that she could see (and learn from) the growth in my writing. So that said, Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress is my first, followed by How to Hook a Hottie and The ABC's of Kissing Boys.

But honestly, I'd be thrilled if you read any of them and if you liked one, let me know! :)

Kate Levin said...

How exciting. Good luck!!

Christine said...

Thank you everyone for the kind wishes!