this sums me up pretty well right now :-D
cue, one heavily pregnant woman dancing across the living room, kids wondering whether mummy has finally lost it completely...
No, Markus has not arrived, lol. He is still very much inside, no doubt wondering why mummy is flooding him with all that adrenaline.
No, this is all this fellow's fault.
Remember him? One sexy, very demanding alpha male, who sat on my shoulder, whispering in my ear, that I had to rewrite Scandinavian Scandal!
He clearly knew something I didn't, because yesterday evening found me scanning my e-mail and I opened the e-mail from publishers with a certain amount of trepidation and that familiar sinking feeling. What followed could have been a scene out of a carry on film, with me gasping for breath, screeching OMG! OMG! OMG! countless times and children and hubbie come flying towards me, convinced I'd gone into labour...
If you haven't guessed by now, the e-mail was a congratulations, great story, we are offering you a contract one! :-D :-D :-D
I have been literally floating on the ceiling ever since. Not a mean feat at thirty nine weeks pregnant, I tell you. It took me ages just to stop shaking with excitement!
What makes all this even more special is that S/S is my original baby. The first manuscript I ever wrote and re-wrote. Regular readers will recall me blogging about my re-writes here.
I poured sweat, tears and guts into that manuscript, so to know Sven and Sylvia's story will be published is the most amazing feeling ever! I laughed, I cried and I squirmed during the latter half of writing it. One scene in particular I was not at all sure I could bring myself to write, yet all the while I had Sven whispering in my ear,"You will write this, it's important to the plot," with me going,"No I can't.."
He won in the end of course and got his way, damn stubborn heroes, lol.
As for that scene, I am proud of it now, even if it wasn't easy to write and it is a major turning point of the book. As to what that scene contains, well, it's an Erotic Romance, so I leave that up to your imagination...
You will just have to buy the book to find out when it's published ;-)
I did put up a rather hot excerpt on the Nuthouse Blog last Friday so mosey on over if you're curious. Well, I say hot, but it's actually quite tame, considering...
And if you'd have told me a year ago that I would be writing Erotic Romance I would have laughed in your face. What a difference a year, a good crit group (UCW girls you rock!), lots of reading and of course furious writing makes :-)
I presume I will eventually float down from the ceiling. It would probably be a bit difficult to give birth up here!
I know of course, this is only the beginning and I have a lot of hard work ahead of me to bring S/S up to publishable standards. There are bound to be edits upon edits, deadlines etc with me pulling my hair out, juggling a newborn with laptop etc, but you know what. I say, bring it on! :-)
Will keep you posted on developments of course and at some point soon Markus will stop sulking and make an appearance. I can see him in there now, mumbling to himself, "If you think I'm going to share the limelight with book news, then think again. I shall make my entrance in style!"
Pssst did I say? I'm going to be published.... *squeal*
Ouch, just hit my head on the ceiling ;-)