Friday, March 05, 2010

Request!!

Well...ya'll know that I was chosen as a finalist to pitch online to Ms. Victoria Curran, editor with Harlequin Superromance. Being pubbed with Superromances has been a dream of mine from the beginning. I'd done well with a previous pitch and had a partial requested, though it was ultimately rejected with some wonderful advice attached.

I've done it again. *squuuuueeeeeee* Ms. Curran has requested a partial with a synopsis on my Call of Duty manuscript. I was incredibly nervous and had the whole sweating palms-could electrocute-myself thing going on. I prepared by setting up a document listing my H/h goals, motivations, and conflicts. I figured I could just cut and paste to answer Ms. Curran's questions. She was the one that came prepared, and probably the reason she's the editor and I'm the peon stumbling around sounding like a raving idiot. LOL. Anyhoo...I'm assuming I halfway answered her question because she said something to the effect that my author voice would fit with the Supers line.

So here we go again. I'm off to torture myself with the synopsis and then to tweak the partial with her suggestions on a secondary character. Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!! Anything exciting?

17 comments:

Natalie said...

YAY!!! That is so exciting! I hope it goes well.

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

Congrats! That's awesome. Good luck!

I find out at the end of the month what she thought of my contest entry. :) *crosses fingers*

Chelle Sandell said...

Natalie ~ Thanks so much!! I am pretty excited!

Roni ~ Fingers crossed for you!! I was thinking about you when I posted this. She is soooo cool. She has a great sense of humor.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I am SOOOOO excited for you!!

Chicki said...

That sounds very promising!I truly believe 2010 is going to be our year. Go beat down that synopsis ...

Marcie said...

Good luck Chelle!
What an inspiring thing to hear that your voice fits the line.

Joyce said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! Good job!

Theresa Stillwagon said...

My fingers are crossed for you, Chelle. I agree with Chicki, for both of you. This will be your year.

Susan R. Mills said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. Keep us posted.

Debora Dennis said...

Yayyyyy! (now get writing!)

Chelle Sandell said...

Thanks so much guys!! I'm really excited!! I've heard some amazing things about working with Ms. Curran. Her authors LOVE her!!

PatriciaW said...

Yay, Chelle! Go for it!

Bella said...

Way to go, chelle. Now get busy and send those things in.

Erin said...

Hi chelle, I heard about your father and wanted to tell you how sorry i am. Hope your family is doing okay. BTW, congrats on your request.

Chelle Sandell said...

Thank you, Patricia, Bella & Erin! I appreciate the encouragment!!

And Erin...family is well, thank you. Hope you guys are doing ok?!

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Congrats and good luck with the synopsis!

Chelle Sandell said...

Thanks, Ms. Kate! Sure miss you girly. Bet those beautiful babies are keeping you on your toes. Hugs.