Sunday, November 13, 2011

Reality? Check.

So, something happened.

My agent, Adriann Ranta, sold NOT A DROP TO DRINK and its sequel to Sarah Shumway at Harper Collins. And my reaction to that is:

.... Uh, Wow. Actually, my immediate reaction was to take the Lord's name in vain and slap my laptop shut. I then apologized to both Jesus and the Mac and double-checked the facts of the case. It was still true, I was conscious, and I was sold.

I've known since about seventh grade that I wanted to be an author; it's been my life goal for a long time. So, now I've managed that.

Check mark.

I'll give you the details tomorrow, as you can imagine the whole thing went down BBC-style, and is quite humorous.

29 comments:

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the deets!

R.C. Lewis said...

*boingy-boingy-boingy!*

(continuing happy-dance)

:-D

Mindy McGinnis said...

Thanks Vicky! You know the feeling of unreality, don't you? :)

And apparently the news has turned RC Lewis into a bunny rabbit.

MarcyKate said...

*Joins the Happy dance*

Sarah B said...

Awesome!!! And as long a you apologized I'm sure God will forgive you. :)

Cristina said...

CONGRATS!!! so so awesome :)

Robin Weeks said...

Wahooo!! Congratulations!!

Jemi Fraser said...

WOOHOOOO!!!!!!!! That's incredible news BBC - can't wait to hear all the details. Super big congratulations! :)

Joining in the happy dance!

Annalise Green said...

Congratulations! That's amazing! Definitely calls for a pajama dance party. :D

Kelsey said...

YAY! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to Read N.A.D.O.W.

Amber Clites said...

Yea! Congrats, that is awesome news!

KellieM said...

That's awesome! Not just one but both! Fantastic. *snoopy dance*

Jenny Phresh said...

Good Lord! (Couldn't resist.)

That's amazing news...two books at once. Hurrah for you!

Hope Roberson said...

Congratulations! Woohoo!!!! You inspire the rest of us to keep trying :)

E.M. LaBonte said...

Awesome news!!! Joining in on the dance party on your blog! :D

Kathryn Elliott said...

A great, big, fat, honking CONGRATS!

Angela V. Cook said...

Oh My Gosh!! (this is the PC version) Wow, I'm soooo happy for you!! Congratulations!! Just think, now you're going to have to do your own S.H.I.T ;o)

Bethany C. said...

STILL SMILING AT THE NEWS! Congratulation's!! You've so earned this, friend!

kendare-blake said...

Mindy!!!

WOOOO HOOOOO! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the details tomorrow! Celebrate well!

Mindy McGinnis said...

Thanks, thanks everyone!! Honestly, I've just been waiting for the reality of it to hit. Which, it hasn't yet. I had freezer burnt fish sandwiches for dinner the other night and thought, "You know, you don't really have to keep eating these, you can afford something else now." And the practical side of me said, "But you know, you really *like* these, and they're cheap!"

Kendare - Thank you so much, agency-sister! BTW - ANNA is the book club book at my high school next month! I pitched it, but I didn't need to after they saw the cover and I explained the bisecting of an athlete.

The Write Stuff said...

OMG!! That's so exciting!! *jumping up and down* Congratulations!!

Rena said...

Holy Krakatoa, that's awesome

::throws confetti::

A.M.Supinger said...

I'm so happy for you! CONGRATS! :)

Richard said...

Congratulations. It doesn't get much better than that.

Liza Martz & Friends said...

Hurray hurrah! What great news. High-fives from Tennessee!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Wow. Holy jumping catfish! I'd be jumping up and down with the best of them. Bet you are too. Congratulations!!!!

Mindy McGinnis said...

Thanks everyone! Honestly, the writer's community online is fantastic - I need compliment accepting lessons :)

Leslie Wright said...

Congratulations!

Mindy McGinnis said...

Thanks Leslie!