Inspirations:

  • It is said that good things come to those who wait. I believe that good things come to those who work. - Wilt Chamberlain
  • A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. - Richard Bach
  • You don't find time to write. You make time. It's my job. - Nora Roberts
  • Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. - Buddha
  • Luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it. - Denzel Washington
  • I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying. - Michael Jordan

Friday, October 8, 2010

My First Sale!

Hi All!

Just in case there's anyone out there who hasn't heard my good news, I spoke with my editor and my agent this morning, and Harlequin Mills and Boon offered me a contract for a two book deal. My first book should be in their publishing lineup in June or July of 2011.
I am absolutely thrilled.
I have some more revisions coming. Of course. I don't know what I would do with myself if I wasn't working on revisions. But, finally, there's an end in site.

I'm so glad you all have shared this journey with me. There's lots more to come so stick around, and keep writing. I can't wait to celebrate your good news soon.

And congratulations to my writing buddy Amy Strnad who sold her manuscript, also as part of a two book deal, to Harlequin Mills and Boon, Modern Heat. You rock! 

45 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! :) Please keep us all posted! I can't wait to read your books!

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  2. Hi, Wendy! I' m Fiona Lowe, an HMB Medical Author...
    Have you just sold a MedRom???? Contact me at Fiona@fionalowe.com...there are a lot of Medical Romance authors who would love to meet you!!

    Cheers
    Fiona Lowe

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  3. Wonderful news. Congrats! Guess all that rewriting was worth it, huh? LOL!

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  4. Congratulations, Wendy. I guess I'll be reading my first hospital romance soon....

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  5. Wow! What great news, Wendy! I bet you are floating on air.

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  6. Wendy-

    I'm so thrilled, proud and excited to read an autographed copy of your first publication!!! Congratulatins for achieving your goal!! XOXOX Dale

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  7. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats, Wendy!

    I was wondering when your first book would be out. Just in time for Nationals!

    Abbi :-)

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  8. Absolutely fabulous news Wendy, over the moon for you! I promise to be the first person in the UK to buy your book!

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  9. Congratulations! This is so fantastic, I'm so thrilled for you!

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  10. Congratulations, that's awesome!

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  11. Thanks, Shelley! I like how you wrote books (wth an s) like you have confidence I'll be able to pull off another one!!!

    Thanks for stopping by Fiona! I'll be in
    touch!

    Thanks, Taryn! I've heard authors say, 'a good book is written in the revisions.' I believe it.

    Thanks, John! I hope it's the first of many!

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  12. A super happy dance going on in the southeast for you, Wendy. I am so thrilled about your two book contract. Keep the dream alive!

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  13. Congratulations, Wendy! So happy for you, absolutely wonderful news :-)

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  14. Thanks, Marty! My family doesn't allow me to float far! (Too much to do!)

    Thanks, Dale! I couldn't have done it without all your love and support. You are, and always will be my first (and most radical) fan!!! XOXOX

    Thanks, Abbi!
    I know. My agent said, "It's perfect. You'll be able to sign at national." I replied, "I don't think I'm ready for that."

    Thanks, Susan!
    Your support means so much. We've been in this together since the pitch, and I hope we continue on together for years to come.

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  15. Thanks, Anne!

    Thanks, Roni!

    Thanks so much, Christine! I know your time is coming. Love your blog!

    Thanks, Joanne! And welcome!

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  16. Wendy -- welcome to the HMB family. WOnderful news.

    I see Fiona Lowe will get you all set up with HMB loops but could you contact me at michelle@michellestyles.co.uk so we can hopefully get you to blog about your call story on the PInk Heart Society among other things.

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  17. Woot! I'm thrilled for you! BTW I live up river from you (by several hours). I can't tell you how excited I am for you. (But you may have noticed as I congratulate you in all sorts of places we both hang out.) Nancy AKA sheandeen

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  18. Wendy, Again congrats from an author who doesn't think she'll ever write a medical romance but will read yours.

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  19. Thanks, Michelle! (And welcome!)
    I would love an opportunity to blog at the Pink Heart Society!

    Thanks, Nancy! (And welcome!)
    Look forward to seeing you around!

    Thanks, Janet!
    And I bet if you took a try at writing medical romance it would be amazing!

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  20. HUGE congrats Wendy! I've been lurking on your blog for a while :) but had to come out of hiding to say a HUGE wohoo! I heard an Aussie author also sold to Medicals this week so M&B have had a VERY busy time!!

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  21. Congrats again, Wendy!! So, so happy for you. I know how hard you worked!!

    Amy

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  22. Hi Rachael! Thanks and welcome!
    I just clicked on your link and it turns out I've lurked around your blog, too! Thanks for taking the time to comment. And good luck with your submission to Carina!

    Hi Amy! (I'm assuming this is Amy Strnad.)
    WHAT? No capitals and only three exclamation points? I'm sorta disappointed!!! But seriously, thanks and congrats to you, too! I'm so glad we'll be going through the process together. You make me laugh, keep me sane (at least you do your best), and you give me reasons to drink cocktails at dinner. You are the best kind of friend!!!

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  23. Mega congrats, Wendy!! Sorry, I should have arrived here sooner but couldn't find the link to your blog! Anyway, here now so passing on a big glass of champers to you.

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  24. Thanks, Shoshanna!
    We've been doing a lot of squeeeing for you, too! Congrats on the Berkley Heat contract and the Ellora's Cave release!

    Thanks, Jackie! And welcome! I find you through Susan Wilson's blog!

    Thanks, Suzanne! And welcome!

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  25. Congratulations Wendy!!! And yes, it's Flo Nicholl that has requested my full from the August madness fast track! I'm so thrilled for you! I can't wait to hear a title and release date for you.

    Lisa62-ehq

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  26. Thanks, Calisa! And welcome.
    Good luck with your submission. Flo is WONDERFUL to work with.

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  27. Hey congratulations I will be following your story as i hope to have a post like yours up in the near future.

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  28. Thanks so much, Joanna! And welcome! I certainly hope to read a post like mine on your blog very soon! Good luck!

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  29. Thank you, Sri! And welcome! I just popped over to your blog. Your baby daughter is ADORABLE!

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  30. Blogger has eaten my comment! Will try again :)

    Hi Wendy,

    I followed you for Abbi's blog and just wanted to say a HUGE congratulations on your sale! I'm looking forward to reading your first book :)

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  31. Hi Lacey! And welcome!

    I hate it when Blogger gets hungry! Especially when I've put a lot of time into my comment. Thanks for the congrats. I hope when you read it you like it!

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  32. CONGRATS!!! IM SUPER EXCITED! When the time comes that I can buy the book I will probably buy a million copies just cause I love you that much :) GO YOU!

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  33. This is such good news. Sure, more hard work ahead but what a buzz!

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  34. Wendy, can't figure out why my last name didn't come up with my last post.

    Yes, I have used so many caps and exclamation points in the last six days I was hit with a hefty fine by the cyber police! Ha, there's another one. *kaching*

    Feeling more rested, and sassier, now that I've actually had several nights of sleep.

    So, here goes . . .

    WHOOO HOOOOO!!!!!! Way to go, Wendy!!!!

    Uh, oh. I think I just spent my entire advance :)

    Amy STRNAD

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  35. Thanks, Teresa!
    You're so sweet! XOXOX

    Welcome, L'Aussie, and thanks for stopping by. Yes, lot's of work still to do!

    Thanks, Amy!
    The only reason I mentioned the last name is because I have a sister Amy. Thanks for stopping by, and for feeding my new need for capitals and exclamation points!!! And you are too funny. You ALWAYS make my day!

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  36. Sorry this is so late--but

    CONGRATS!

    Such awesome news. Can't wait to read it.

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  37. Thanks, Jen F.!
    It's never too late for a congrats!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  38. Like Amy, I just love my capital letters and am still dancing away for you - WAY TO GO!!!!! And from all these comments on your blog it is obvious you have a huge fan base ready to buy your first book - I am so very happy for you!!!

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  39. Thanks, Jen P.!
    Congrats on your sale, too! Can't wait to read your story!

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  40. Congratulations, Wendy. That is such happy news and I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to pick your book up off the shelf in a real live book store!

    I've just read in your comment on Sri Pammi's blog that your birthday is 14 August - that's the same day my younger daughter was born, and she really is the most incredible child.

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  41. Thaks so much, Romy! And welcome!

    Please enjoy the experience of seeing my book on the shelf for me. Medical romances aren't sold in stores here in the US. Please let me know how it looks!!! I'd love if you'd send me a picture! And I'm happy to share a birthday with your daughter!

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  42. Congratulations! That's amazing news!

    We can do the first sale happy dance together. :) And your book is coming out quickly, that's awesome! I'll be waiting a WHILE for my first to hit the shelves. But I'm definitely not complaining!

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