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Honey Nut Loop
08-10-2006, 12:21 AM
...And Mum came too. Eh hem. So what, I'm 19! Mrs Managing director said lots of people turn up with someone first time, even the full grown men. I'm a scaredy cat.

The place was lovely, everyone was really friendly and the room we had the meeting in was filled with books from their authors past and present. Mrs Children's agent, Mrs Assistant and Mrs Managing Director were all there.

In fact the only problem we had was initially getting in the door, as their buzzing through thing was being temperamental.

Anyway, they want me to make some changes, cut the word count, and they're 99% sure that they'll sign me! Halleluiah. I'm on such a high. They all really loved the book (look, I called it a book rather than a long story. I've been denying its book status for a long time. I'm just weird). I had ideas cooking all the way home on the train for the changes they suggested. I wasn't going to type any until tomorrow, but I couldn't resist.

As well as suggesting the changes they were pitching themselves to me and telling me about their reputation, their authors, what they'd do, etc. It was so exciting.

If I could Id bounce of the walls. Instead I'll shut up now and pretend I'm mature.

Toodles for now,


08-10-2006, 12:22 AM
that is great news

08-10-2006, 12:26 AM
SUPER ! Oh what fun !!! I'm very VERY happy for you :) :) :) !!!

Good Word
08-10-2006, 12:40 AM
How absolutely wonderful, HNL!

08-10-2006, 02:04 AM
Oh, how exciting! Good for you!

08-10-2006, 03:26 AM
Now that's something! Work diligently with them and perfect that "book" so when next we see it, it will be on a shelf.


08-10-2006, 04:21 AM
Excellent! Keep us posted. :D

08-10-2006, 04:28 AM
That's so exciting. I wish I could skip the whole query process and be in your shoes right now. I hope that we get to see your book in print.

08-10-2006, 05:11 AM
Congrats to you!

Nah, go ahead and let go, you deserve it!

:snoopy: :snoopy: :e2woo:

08-10-2006, 05:12 AM
Wow, this is really exciting, congratulations! I'd love to be where you are now!

08-10-2006, 05:19 AM
Why pretend to be grown up about it? I'd be bouncing off walls. Fantastic news! :e2bear:

08-10-2006, 07:16 PM
Wow! This sounds great. Good luck with the book.

08-10-2006, 07:46 PM
That's TERRIFIC news! I agree; this is no time to act like a grown up. Celebrate wildly! :Jump::PartySmil:snoopy:



08-10-2006, 07:48 PM
Gee, so it really can happen? Congratulations, and every success to you.. :snoopy:

clara bow
08-10-2006, 07:56 PM
that is so tremendous! many happy sales!

Sailor Kenshin
08-10-2006, 08:30 PM
WOOHOOO for you!

Ganbatte kudasai! :Clap:

08-10-2006, 08:31 PM
Yowzah! :)

08-11-2006, 01:11 AM
That's great. Congratulations.

Soccer Mom
08-11-2006, 07:08 AM
Yay! Good for you! When you start feeling like a grown up, PM me about how it feels. I'm 38 and still waiting to find out.

08-13-2006, 04:03 AM

Forbidden Snowflake
08-13-2006, 01:13 PM
Wow, that's awesome, congrats :)

08-21-2006, 08:21 AM
That is so unbelievably cool! On the one hand I'm very jealous, and on the other I'm very happy for you! Way to go! I'd say this calls for an online party. *Pulls out champagne*

08-21-2006, 06:09 PM
Wonderful news, HNL. If they are selling themselves to you, that is a great sign.

08-21-2006, 10:27 PM
Nice job!!! :D

08-23-2006, 11:27 AM
Fabulous news! Congratulations!

08-23-2006, 11:36 AM
Well done you!