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Monday, October 13, 2008

Unexpected Stuff on a Monday

I just got a publishing contract.

My first.

I'm beyond excited and trying very hard not to use all caps and lots of exclamation points.

YAY!!!

23 comments:

Anne K said...

CHRIS, WE ARE SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!! THIS HAS BEEN A DREAM OF YOURS FOR SO LONG AND NOW YOU HAVE DONE IT!!!!!! YOU SHOULD BE SO PROUD!!!! OUR CONGRATULATIONS AND LOVE!!!!! Mom and Dad

Christine M said...

Thanks Mom and Dad! I am very excited. Believe me!

Jim Danielson said...

Way to go Chris!!!!

Christine M said...

Thanks Jim,
And I suppose I should let you know it's for When Mike Kissed Emma. Which the wonderful critique group helped me get in shape! So thanks to you for that too!

Alice Gunther said...

Standing ovation!

Applause!!!

Joy!!!!

Sending all three from Long Island! That's great news!

Ellen said...

Wow, what wonderful news. Congratulations on your first contract. May it be the first of many.

Maybe the Jersey girls need to have a celebratory breakfast meeting!

patjrsmom said...

I've been pretty quiet across the blogosphere lately, but this just couldn't go unnoticed! Congratulations to you!

God Bless,
Jane

Esther said...

Wow! Congratulations Chris!

beth said...

OH WOW!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(and of course, feel free to use all caps!)

Kelly said...

Yay for Chris!! Here are your exclamation points: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christine M said...

Thanks Alice and Ellen and Jane and Esther and Beth and Kelly. It feels so good when a dream you've had forever comes true!

Ellen a celebratory breakfast may have to be planned, you're right!

And Jane - thanks so much for stopping in - I know how crazy busy you are now with your own dream come true :)

PJ Hoover said...

I am so excited for you!!!!!

kkolshorn said...

That is wonderful news. It definitely shows how one should never give up on their dreams.

Liz B said...

congratulations!

Vivian said...

WAHOO!!!! Sooooo, totally DESERVED!!!!

Bill said...

Even though Mom congratulated you for both of us, I feel compelled to add my two cents because I'm very proud of my little girl. I know you appreciate all of the genes you got from me. You know I've had a lifelong dream to be a world famous author of best selling novels. I haven't actually written anything yet (Mom points out that I did have a book published, but that wasn't a novel). The point is that the desire gene is there, which you used successfully. I guess your youngest brother got the BAS gene from me. Oh, that's the boat acquisition syndrome. I'm happy to pass all of these neat genes on to my offspring.

But, enough silliness. I am extremely proud of you for this accomplishment. May there be many more stories, novels, screenplays, etc. Maybe Harry can write a musical score for you.

Dad

Christine M said...

Thanks PJ and Vivian - the critique group was so essential in making this a success!

Thanks Kris - you're right - always hold onto those dreams!

Liz - you know this story wouldn't even have happened without you telling me it was embedded in that other story!

Dad - Harry has your books on his bookshelf - he hasn't read them yet. Actually we might give them back to you. But you're right, that wasn't a novel - I think it's high time you wrote one - especially now that retirement is around the corner.

Barb, sfo said...

How weird...I KNOW I congratulated you yesterday and even voted "yes" on breakfast!
(This is not the first blog I visited today where I know I commented yesterday; maybe there was a glitch, or maybe I imagined the whole thing, LOL!)

Congratulations!!! I'm waiting anxiously for my autographed copy!!

Have your feet touched the ground yet?

Beth Kephart said...

Through HipWriterMama I make my way to your blog to send you highest congratulations and to wish you all happiness.

Take care,

Beth

Christine M said...

Thanks so much, Beth!

Liz in Ink said...

Congratulations, and go ahead with the CAPS and exclamation points!

Christine M said...

Thanks Barb and Liz. I'm starting to come back down to earth.

Barrie said...

Fantastic news! HUGE congratulations!!