Monday, 14 December 2009

My Novel has Wings

Okay, so I lied. I’m back before Christmas. What am I like? But then I can’t be trusted anywhere near a Blogger link as you well know!

And the thing is, I wanted to tell you I’ve posted off my first three chapters, synopsis and covering letter to a real-life AGENT. Oh yes indeed! I took it down the post box, in an envelope and everything, folded it, and squished it into the red hole. I then spent the next three hours sticking my hand in the said post box trying to get it back. No I didn’t. Not really. But I did wonder if it was the right time (is there ever a right time?) And now I have three similar letters sitting next to me, all looking at me saying ‘post me now’ but I'm too chicken. I've lost my bottle, quite frankly.

In other news, my pink party was pink! I saw pink, wore pink,ate pink (the pink chocolate mice were the best) and drank pink! Good fun was had by all!

Slutligen, jag är spännande att kunna säga att jag har sålt en historia att Allas Magazine! YAY! - Which in English means 'I've sold a story to Allas Magazine' - Yay!


Lane Mathias said...

Post them!

Go on.

And good luck!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Yes, post them (says me, but then I've always thought people should do as I say not as I do).

Best of luck and glad the pink party was such a success.x

Fiona Mackenzie. Writer said...

Could you get someone else to post them in a very casual sort of way?

Good luck!

Carol said...

I was going to say the same thing as Fia.

Anyone who visits Amanda...grab those letters and shove em into your handbag, run like the wind to the nearest post box and post them before she has a chance to complain!!

C x

Cheryl said...

Wishing you the best of luck! Get those letters posted - life is too short to deliberate.

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

Well done, Mandy, it's a big step to put yourself out there and I'm proud of you. One down, three to them quickly, without thinking about it - like pulling off a sticking plaster.

Glad you had a good time at your pink party.


Amanda said...

Yes, I really will, Lane - perhaps today! x

It's such a huge thing, isn't it Debs? Once it's gone out there there's no more tweaking and fiddling and tweaking! x

Hee hee, good idea Fia! x

Ha, Carol - I'll be watching visitors like a hawk now! ;-) x

How true, Lily x

Awh, thanks Suzanne x

Flowerpot said...

Well done Mandy - it's scary stuff but we all have to do it! Glad the party went well nd well done on selling that story too.

Amanda said...

Thank you FP x

DJ Kirkby said...

Oh congrats on the sale and good luck with your agent submission. I'm waiting to hear back from one who only wanted a synopsis, cv and covering letter in the first instance. It's been 7 weeks since I subbed. I feel ill.

Amanda said...

Thank you, DJ. And good luck with yours too ... no news is GOOD NEWS - Yes!:-)

Karen said...

I'll be keeping everything crossed for you :o))

Amanda said...

Thank you, Karen :-))

Bluestocking Mum said...

Ah, this rings so true to me. You go for it girl. You've worked this hard what's the point of keeping MS in a drawer. There will never be a right time.

Keep us posted. And in the meantime I wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and 2010

warm wishes

Amanda said...

Thank you, Debbie. Have a great Christmas yourself x