Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In Which I HAVE A BOOK DEAL!

I've had to sit on this news for a bit, but as the title says, ALL THAT REMAINS sold!!

Publisher's Marketplace Announcement















Okay, backing up a bit.

I signed with Agent Mollie at the very end of January. There was excitement already about ATR with some editors, etc, so we wanted to revise ASAP and get it out.

So I finished up revisions and we went out on sub on Valentines Day.





And for two weeks my emotions were up and down like crazy. I'd heard being on sub is rough, but they weren't kidding. I'm a person who pretty much lets things roll off me. Rejections? Not a problem. Waiting on responses? Sure, I can handle that.




But submission? I haven't been that stressed in a long, long time.




Though, to be fair, I think a large chunk of my stress was because everything was happening so, so fast. I mean, I had sent out my first query for ATR in November, and here we were, on sub, three months later. Super zoomy fast. Which gave me no time to adjust to anything.





But, luckily for me, it didn't last long, because on the last day of February HarperTeen offered!





I spoke to Mollie right away.

Then I called Twin. I was shaking I was so excited. After I told Twin, I called my mom. She kept having me repeat my news. And then she told my dad and my other sis and I told Brother when he got home.




But of course, I had to swear them to secrecy until we accepted and I had the go-ahead to announce.

And we did accept! And here I am announcing and I'm so super excited to work with Editor Alex and launch ALL THAT REMAINS into the world.





I hope you'll like it. I think you will.

And as always, thank you for reading. If you're trying to reach this point yourself, just keep trying, just keep putting yourself out there. You can do it.




41 comments:

kirk0200 said...

I am insanely proud of you, Sarah! Well deserved!

Versinn said...

I approve of all the gifs in this post- especially the Miyazaki ones

Ellie Garratt said...

That's awesome news. So happy for you!

Indigo Roth said...

Sarah, this is fantastic! HUGE congratulations! Indigo x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Sarah!!! That is awesome. You deserve it. You've worked harder at your writing than anyone I know.

Maria Zannini said...

You know I'm just hugging you so hard. For once I can smile knowing I said, 'I told you so'. :o)

Congrats, sweetie! Much love and hugs.

Christine Danek said...

I'm so excited for you!! Congrats!! Such awesome news!! You rocked it!!

Janel Gradowski said...

Congratulations! Doing the Happy Dance for you!!

michaeljmcdonagh said...

So happy. Right person, right result. I have a distinct feeling this is just the tip of a bigass iceberg for you, too.

Jamie Gibbs said...

This is awesome news! Super congrats, Sarah! WHOOO! I'm toasting your success with my giant pirate mug of tea :)

Josh said...

I'm SO unbelievably happy for you! Can't wait to chat at residency.

Hart Johnson said...

Holy freaking cow! GO YOU! A pre-empt? That means someone else wanted it, too, yeah? and TWO book deal!!!! I am so beyond thrilled for you!!! (and a little jealous)

Joanne R. Fritz said...

What an inspiring story! Congrats!

Ifeoma Dennis said...

Many congrats, Sarah!

Leandra Wallace said...

Huzzah!!! This is the best news I've heard all week! And it also made my week! =) Congratulations a hundred times over!

TL said...

Yay, Sarah!!! Hooray for you!!! <3

jenny said...

Hooray hooray hooray! I cant wait to read it!

Kell Andrews said...

Congrats! Happy news.

Matthew MacNish said...

This makes me so fucking happy.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Congratulations, Sarah!!!! That is fantastic news!

Slamdunk said...

Congrats to you Sarah! We are all excited for you.

Southpaw said...

Whirlwind! But awesome. Congrats!

Rena said...

WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!

And I got a laugh out of that first gif. It wouldn't load, so all I got was a foot in the air. For a minute, I wondered if, like Dumbledore, you had only ever wanted a really nice pair of socks, and you were showing off your celebration socks.

Alas, it was only a hung up gif.

(Besides, we now know, Dumbledore was lying to Harry about the socks anyway...)

Nate Wilson said...

Fan-freakin-tastic!

I'd say more, but that last animated gif is already doing it for me.

Jared Larson said...

Incredible and exciting! So happy for you, Sarah!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Woot woot! Congratulations Sarah!

BlackRoseofLight94 said...

So I am sure you have heard this bunches of times by now but....

Squeeee! I saw the tweet yesterday and scared family members because yay!!! It's so exciting! Obviously, but still, I am excited for you.

Can't wait to be able to run into a bookstore and start dancing with it, because exciting books must be danced with.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

So, so proud. I know just a portion of what you've gone through and I know you have worked SO HARD. Seriously, you deserve this success, my friend. I hope that this is the first of many deals and that you can just write books for a living. It's what you were meant to do.

Ninja Girl said...

Congrats!!! This is amazing, and I can't wait to read your book--which is going to be a book! You go girl :).
Ninja Girl

Eric W. Trant said...

Congratulations!

- Eric

Abby Annis said...

Congratulations!!! :)

LD Masterson said...

Fantastic. That's great news. Congratulations.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats Sarah! So excited for you. I'd love to interview you at Literary Rambles when your book comes out.

Lola Sharp said...

*fires confetti cannon AGAIN!*
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Lola Sharp said...

*fires confetti cannon AGAIN!*
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Steve MC said...

Methinks there's a update needed in your sidebar, under Work In Progress Status.

That is, if you can fit a ton of fireworks in there. :-)

mshatch said...

I just saw this on YA Confidential and came right over. I am so happy for you! What fabulous news and how the heck did I miss it!!!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Soooo excited for you!!! Congratulaions!!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Seriously awesome. Congratulations!

KayC said...

I'm a bit late to the party here (just got back to Australia from four weeks in America with electronic blackout) and was thrilled to see your news.

CONGRATULATIONS, this is fantastic - and a two book deal as well! I guess that WIP is going to get a kick along now!

beth5501 said...

I just saw the news on QT. Congratulations to you! I can't think of anyone who deserves success more. You've worked your tail off, and along the way helped and inspired countless folks. Enjoy the ride!

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