A little over a week ago, when I found out my novel was going to be sent out to publishers, I bought this bottle of sparkling syrah to open if and when the book sold:
Notice how it’s open.
I have spent most of the weekend giggling hysterically and consuming bubbly alcohol, thinking to myself: This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife.
How did I get here?
Well, I got here by starting this novel in 2006 and not abandoning it. I got here because I have an amazing, amazing agent who spent the last year helping me make my manuscript better than I ever thought it could be when I started querying. I got here because I have a team of endlessly talented writer friends who live in my computer, who never let me give up even when the Revisionland Hotel started feeling like the Hotel California.
I spent most of last week on the phone with editors who loved my strange nocturnal black & white circus novel.
On Friday afternoon, THE NIGHT CIRCUS sold to Doubleday.
To say I am elated would be the understatement of the century. I am delighted beyond belief, and I am absolutely thrilled to be working with my editor. (My editor! It’s like the my agent game all over again!)
So I lift a glass of sparkling syrah to each and every person who got me here.
Thank you does not even begin to cover it. I would knit you all red scarves were I not such a slow knitter.
Apparently, this is my beautiful house. Same as it ever was.
Kittens, as always, remain unimpressed.
Timothy · September 20, 2010 at 3:27 pm
Congrats, Erin! Your book sounds AWESOME. I can hardly wait to read it. 🙂
Shveta Thakrar · September 20, 2010 at 3:31 pm
*gulps some syrah with you*
sue · September 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm
I am still beyond thrilled for you and the story sounds very dark and clever so I’m not surprised it was snapped up by a brilliant publisher. You’ve worked hard and you deserve every bubble.
Dystophil · September 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm
Yay for you, yay for your book and yay for your beautiful house and sparkly syrah! Can’t wait to read your book, it sounds marvelous 😀
Helen (vfury) · September 20, 2010 at 3:43 pm
I am so, so happy for you. I can’t wait to read this! I didn’t want to say it when you went on sub, just in case, but I was excited because it meant another step closer to my being able to read it in book-form. 😀
Clovia · September 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm
And you may think to yourself
My god, what have I done?
You wrote a beautiful book, that’s what.
I think I’ll go buy that red scarf today.
Elysabeth · September 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm
So Happy For You!!! I can’t wait to read it! 😀 😀
CONGRATS TO YOU!
Kelly Andrews · September 20, 2010 at 4:03 pm
Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it…
Jan O'Hara · September 20, 2010 at 6:14 pm
Congratulations, Erin, Erin’s husband, and Apathetic Kitteh. 🙂 This book’s going places and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.
Donna Cummings · September 20, 2010 at 6:42 pm
Wow! That Revisionland Hotel is a magical place after all. 🙂 I’m ultra thrilled for you, and can’t wait to see your book on the shelves. Many many congrats to you.
pescana · September 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm
I’ll say it again: YAY! You worked extra hard for this and you deserve every last bubble in every drop. And I am beyond thrilled that I got to be a little part of it! I’m so excited for you, I could just burst. I can’t wait to read the final published book!
Leanan-Sidhe · September 20, 2010 at 8:33 pm
I’m so happy for you. I can’t wait to get my own copy. 😀
EMKokie · September 20, 2010 at 9:02 pm
I am so thrilled to be able to cheer this! Well done! 🙂
Erin · September 21, 2010 at 3:24 am
YAY YAY YAY!!!
*runs around in circles and jumps up and down*
I am so proud of you. <3
Paul · September 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm
That’s such wonderful news, Erin! I’m just thrilled for you! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
carey · September 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm
oh, hon, i’m so excited for you! congrats, congrats, congrats!!
Eric · September 24, 2010 at 11:40 pm
So awesome. I can’t wait to read it
Selena · September 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm
Oh, EXCELLENT. Excellent, excellent, excellent. I’m looking forward to reading it when it comes out! Congratulations, you.
Michelle Boudreau · October 8, 2010 at 11:46 am
I’m so happy for you! I can’t wait to get my copy!!
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