Getting The Call
It’s fabulous when another RNA member gets a great book deal. New Romantics Press really rejoices that lovely Vanessa Savage is that person. Now – if only romance could attract the attention of publishing houses, we’d be laughing . . . all the way to the bank. Or, maybe we should rob the bank and join the current ‘crime wave’.
The month of June was one looong rollercoaster ride. I got an email from my super-top-best-agent-in-the-world Juliet Mushens the day I arrived back from holiday, saying she thought The Murder House was ready to go out on submission.
I’ve waited a long time for this moment – I’ve written the book, re-written the book, edited it, re-edited it. I’ve veered from optimism (hey – this is not bad!) to pessimism (this is the worst book ever written) many, many times. I was ready for it to go out there, but also terrified. Because this was it, wasn’t it? All those months of work and planning, this was it. It could all be over in a few weeks, or all about to begin.
It went out on submission in the UK and internationally the Friday after I returned from holiday. I didn’t know when responses would…
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