Mandy's Musings

Mandy's Musings

Monday, 28 May 2012

Cloud 9

Well, I think I have at last calmed down enough to actually blog about my recent book deal with Choc Lit Publishing! http://bit.ly/K4kulA

I have been on Cloud 9 for the past four weeks or so since I had the wonderful news about my novel A Stitch in Time. And to be truthful, I don't think it has sunk in properly yet. Everyone has been congratulating me and many fellow writers and friends have been so a lovely to me on Twitter and Facebook. At times I just couldn't believe that it was actually me they were congratulating! It seemed surreal really. The Choc Lit team are just wonderful too. They made me feel immediately welcome and I am over the moon to be joining such a fantastic group of talented people.

This year has certainly been good to me so far. In February my e-book Righteous Exposure was released by http://crookedcatpublishing.com/ and now this! If I could bottle and sell this feeling, I'd make a mint.

It seems that it really is true that hard graft and determination pay off. My motto is - Never give up and never forget your dreams. At times that has been really hard to stick to, but I am so glad that I did. I can hardly believe that this time last year, I was still writing the novel which will be published early next year!

So I'd just like to say thanks to all my friends and family for your support along the way. I just wish I could get you all together for one enormous party!

Cheers! xxx

27 comments:

  1. That's brilliant news, Mandy - so pleased for you! x

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  2. So happy for you, and looking forward to reading it in the future!

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  3. Fantastic news, Mandy! So thrilled for you. Yes, all the hard work has surely paid off. :-)

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  4. Thanks, girls! So much appreciated xxx

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  5. Great to have you as part of the team, Mandy. The 'new contract' feeling is fabulous! And, even better, you never quite get used to it.
    Sue x

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  6. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving person. Well done, Dandy Mandy xxx

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  7. I've said it before, but worth repeating. Mega congratulations. Looking forward to celebrating with you soon. Xxx

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  8. Thanks, Sue, Nettie and Bex. You are all very lovely xxx

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  9. So pleased to have you on board Mandy - and to not be the new girl anymore:) Enjoy! Sx

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  10. I might invite you to my writing Blog at some point? You are proof it pays off in the end! Very well done :o)

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  11. Thanks, Sarah! I'm sure I will enoy it! XX
    And yes, Debz that would be great, thank you ! xx

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  12. Congratulations, Mandy, how wonderful for you!

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  13. Aw! It's so true about the determination and hard work. So pleased to have you as a fellow ChocLiteer!

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  14. My earlier message didn't get through, Mandy, so I'll say again how delighted I am that you are part of the team now. First friends on twitter; now Choc-liteers together. Sounds good to me.

    Liz X

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  15. Have said it elsewhere but just want to say mega congratulations to you and I like what you say about hard work and determination winning through. You're joining a terrific group of writers and a fabulous publisher. Really happy for you. x

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  16. Thanks so much, Gina,Chris, Liz and Kath! See, that's exactly what I mean about folk being so lovely!! :) xx

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  17. I've said it elsewhere, Mandy, but I'm so pleased you have joined the Choc Lit team. You won't regret it!!
    Am completely with you about hard work and determination - it took me 15 years from when I started "scribbling" to getting a publishing contract, so I think I'm a perfect illustration of that. There's also that thing called sheer bl****-mindedness....! Hx

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  18. Haha! Thanks, Henri, and I am a big fan of sheer bl**** mindedness!It took me eight years before I had anything published(short story) and ten to get this contract! So like you, it has been a hard slog, but worth every rejection. xx

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  19. Wow, this is fantastic news, Mandy. Congratulations.

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  20. Congratulations, Mandy! Enjoy every minute.Can't wait to read your book! :0)

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  21. Hooray! We haven't met yet, but I'm one of Choc Lit's production editors and wanted to say WELCOME ABOARD! ~Rachel

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  22. Thanks so much,Jenny, Rachel and Rachel! So kind of you all! x

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  23. Congratulations from me too, Mandy, lovely to have you as a fellow Choc-Liteer! So looking forward to reading your novel!

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  24. Thank you! I am about half way in to yours now and loving it, sweeting! x

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  25. Welcome to the family ... (Adams, usually) ...

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  26. Haha! Thanks, Evonne. Which one's Lurch?

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  27. Wonderful news Mandy - well done!

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