Tuesday, 2 June 2009

That's Life Australia


Today has started well. I received an email from That’s Life Australia saying they are about to pay me for the story I sold to them a short while ago – YAY! And it’s all thanks to Karen for pointing me in their general direction and Womag for printing all their guidelines – without them I would never have thought to send it to the other side of the world.

And I’d like to give 'That’s Life Australia' a big thumbs up. They responded to my story within a day telling me it had been shortlisted. They then got back to me within three months, informing me they would like to buy it. Oh, and they pay pretty well too!

And to add to the day starting well, during the night I had a short story idea that wouldn’t leave my head – I so love it when that happens, as it's not often. So I got up at 6 a.m. and outlined the story and will spend today editing it. Here's hoping the day keeps getting better-er and better-er!

Finally, a huge thank you to all those who commented on my last blog post. Thankfully, my malady has past and, as you can see, my typing fingers are working overtime again! YAY!

15 comments:

Shirley Wells said...

What a great start to the day. Congratulations!

I was hoping for an idea to come to me in the night. It didn't. Sigh. Maybe tonight...

Hope your day gets even better!

JJ Beattie said...

What a lot of brilliant news. Well done on the sale and the idea but also of the passing of the malady. Excellent.

MelRox said...

sounds totally COOL :)

Debs said...

Many congratulations, that's great news.

Glad you're feeling better too.

Karen said...

I love That's Life! Australia!! I'm so pleased they snapped up your story, and it sounds like the new one can't wait to be written :o))

Suzanne said...

Brilliant news.

:-)

Lane said...

They sound like an excellent publication!

Glad the ideas are back!

HelenMHunt said...

Good news all round!

Amanda said...

Thanks Shirley. I'm sure your idea will come real soon - and when it does it will be brilliant! x

Awh, thanks JJ :-)

Yay, MelRox, tis cool indeedy!

I'm sure hormones were involved, Debs!

They are great, Karen! Thanks for recommending them! :-)

Awh, thank you Suzanne :-)

It is, Lane, and the emails from them are so friendly too!

Thanks Helen :-)

Fionnuala Kearney said...

What a fab start to a day Mandy! I too was awake early and at the laptop before 6am. Hope to type THE END on the novel today! x

Amanda said...

Oooh, lots of luck with that F - How exciting x

Pat Posner said...

Great news, Amanda.
Here's to many more days like this one
xxPat

Amanda said...

Let's hope so, Pat, and thank you x

ChrisH said...

Well done, being paid is good, but being paid for your writing is fantastic!

Amanda said...

It is indeed, Chris :-)