Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Book Deal of My Very Own!!


For those of you that missed my Twitter and Facebook FREAKOUT last week...


I'M GOING TO BE PUBLISHED!

BY BLOOMSBURY!

NEXT YEAR!

Here's a little breakdown of my life since October, GIF style.

I HAVE AN AGENT!


I'M ON SUBMISSION! But wait... editors have my book? REAL EDITORS? At REAL publishing houses? People who have edited books that I've READ are reading MY BOOK?


But months went by...



So I tried to distract myself with my WIP...


Until I got a call from my agent and she said she was about to change my life.


And she told me about the offer from Bloomsbury.


As she kept talking, it slowly sunk in.


And then...


And I told my family.


And critique partners.


And then I heard they planned on publishing it in MAY of 2014?!?!


And then I found out it was going to be a TWO-BOOK DEAL.



And then I talked to my editor for the first time and discovered that we're basically the same person. (We even both take tap dance classes on Wednesdays!?!)


I'm so so so so excited to be working with Caroline Abbey at Bloomsbury, I can't even tell you! She's worked with Lindsey Leavitt and Melissa Walker! And you know who else is at Bloomsbury? SHANNON HALE! Remember when I met her last year and fangirled all over the place? And she asked me to tell a little about myself so I blabbered about being a writer and then she asked what house I was with and I had to say I just started querying, but now I can say BLOOMSBURY LIKE YOU! *breathes* I just... can't even.

I am so grateful to so many people. My amazing agent, my family, my critique girls, my beta readers, my writing buddies, my blogging support system, and now to my editor for giving me this amazing opportunity for an experience of a lifetime! I mean, NEXT YEAR... MY BOOK will be ON SHELVES in BOOKSTORES, in LIBRARIES, and WHO KNOWS WHERE ELSE?! People I don't know are going to read it, and sure some will hate it and some will be just meh about it... but some might actually love it! I am okay with ALL OF THIS!

I am more than okay, I am:


25 comments:

  1. Woohooo!! Glad you figured it out finally- those are great and perfectly express your emotions, lol. I'm so excited you are going through this journey- can't wait for updates!!

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  2. Congratulations!!! That is so wonderful that you can continue this journey in such a great place.

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  3. So excited for you and can't wait to read your book next year!!!

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  4. Holy crap! That's so exciting! And you were worried about starting the 30s. Look what great things are happening!

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  5. Congratulations, Kristin! This is wonderful news!! I'm loving all these gifs, too. Jake Gyllenhaal has me cracking up every time I look at that one!

    So excited for you!

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  6. It's wonderful news, Kristin! I hope you don't stop celebrating :D

    I believe Megan Miranda is at Bloomsbury too. Is that right? I could be wrong. Anyway, great publisher! Very exciting!

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  7. That is so exciting!!!!! Boo-yah!! :)

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  8. YAY!!!!!! So super excited for you, girl!!! <3 :D Also, I kind of love the gifs. ;)

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  9. Congratulations! You are in such good hands with Caroline and I know she's really excited to have you. Bloomsbury is a fantastic house - enjoy every minute of it!

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  10. SQUEE!! That is so awesome and I'm so happy for you. (And totally jealous, but in a good way.) Way to go!

    And great post, btw. You kill me. =o)

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  11. SO MANY INTERNET HUGSSS!!!!!


    Also, i literally LOL'd at that word vomit gif. *slow applause*

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  12. This post is made of so much freakin' amazing I am inspired to go type up a blog post (for no reason) and tell a story just using gifs.

    CONGRATULATIONS !!!!! :))

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  13. Ha ha! The gifs turned out great! You go, girl!! I'm so glad I get to be a dancing, happy yellow Despicable Me guy. :D So, so, so happy for you!! I can't wait to cradle your book in my arms!!

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  14. Oh Kristin, I'm so excited for you!! How many years ago did we plan this day? And to think, now it's actually here. It's crazy! Crazy and awesome and crazy! Always remember, I have to be by your side during hot boy casting should your book become a movie. Just sayin'. I don't want you to forget! ;) Hahaha.

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  15. What what?! People besides us are going to be introduced to Bruno!! And I'm gonna have to fight them off cause he's mine lol

    Eeeppppp!!!!

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  16. Excellent use of GIFs. Congratulations!!!

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  17. CANNOT WAIT TO BUY YOUR BOOK IN 2014!!!

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  18. I'm new to your blog thanks to the lovely Janet and Amy and their ice cream face-off. This is such amazing, happy-making news! Best of luck on this crazy journey. I can't wait to read your book : )

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