Friday, 9 November 2007

Not Really Coffee

I do hope Cally's OK, she posted on her blog last night... Apologies because I'm posting on a Friday morning when it's not my turn, so this isn't a proper coffee morning post, but I've had a very exciting week, and I've been longing to tell everyone at the coffee morning, so much so that I've been pressing 'refresh' in my browser for the last three hours, and I can't wait any longer or I'll explode! You see, what happened was, you know I finished my novel last week, so I had the weekend off to recover and celebrate, then on Monday I sent a query email and synopsis to six top agents. And within 48 hours five of them responded asking for sample chapters. Five out of six! Within 48 hours! (Don't know what happened to the sixth. As she's an agent, maybe she's suffering from piles ;-))

Anyway, there probably won't be any more news for weeks if not months, but it has been VERY exciting and I couldn't wait any longer to tell you all. And this week I definitely have the energy for a YAY ME!!!

26 comments:

Helen said...

Good gracious Zinnia that is fantastic news! I am absolutely thrilled for you!

Wow!

Amazed you could wait three hours without bursting!!!

NoviceNovelist said...

Zinnia, that is incredible news - Well done!!!! Fingers crossed very tightly for the follow up response - you could be swamped with offers!!!!! Yay You!!!!!!!!!

Lane said...

Flip Zinnia - I'm surprised you haven't exploded!! That's glorious news. Huge HUGE yaaaay!!

hesitant scribe said...

Oh my goodness! Am so excited for you! I'm crossing all my fingers and toes for you! XXX

Flowerpot said...

that's brilliant news - well done. Particularly as I've just had 3 rejections this week...!

Juliette M said...

GO ZINNIA!!!! I am so excited for you. Good luck for all the follow ups and we will see you on Waterstones' bookshelves very soon! ;)

Caroline said...

So exciting!
Can't wait to hear more.
x

Kate.Kingsley said...

FANTASTIC NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! Well done, Zinnia ~ you do indeed deserve that "yay me" ~ have you opened the champagne yet??

Best wishes
Kate K

Graeme K Talboys said...

Still dancing?

CTaylor said...

Zinnia that's fantastic news. Well done!! And I'm SOOOOO SORRY my being late for coffee morning meant you were on tenterhooks for ages. Fingers crossed for the next stage but I've got a good feeling you won't need crossed fingers. You'll get an agent very very soon I'm sure :o)

B.E. Sanderson said...

Hooray, Zinnia! I'm sending a bunch of positive vibes your way. I hope you nab one. =o)

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Cathy said...

Great news...and well deserved!

Helen Shearer said...

Congratulations, Zinnia! That is absolutely fantastic news and hopefully just the beginning. Now get out there and celebrate!

ChrisH said...

Congratulations Zinnia - will keep everything crossed for you!

KayJay said...

Fabulous! I'm so pleased for you - it's great to have a bit of encouragement in this crazy pursuit, isn't it?

Jen said...

Oh my goodness, that is truly terrific. You can't imagine how thrilled I am for you!

Woo hoo!!!

X

Sarah*G* said...

OMG! Wow! Congratulations Zinnia! Fingers crossed one or more of the agents like what they read. Would be so cool if they started fighting over representing you! Must keep us all informed on the progress. I am all excited now!

A. Writer said...

That's fantastic news!

Well done you!

I'm so chuffed for you!

Fiona said...

This is so exciting!
I am so pleased for you. Well done you.

sheepish said...

Sorry this is a bit late but WOW WOW WOW. That is amazing. Hope you celebrated with lots of the bubbly stuff. Look forward to hearing about the next step.

Rowan Coleman said...

Zinnia - five out of six - get you! that's amazing!! Congratulations

Rx

KeVin K. said...

YAY you indeed.
Wonderful news.


(You didn't sign your name "Stephen King" or anything, did you?)

JJ said...

Zinnia, everyone's said it already, but OMG, that's so fantastic. I am SOOOO pleased for you and cannot wait to hear the next instalment.

JJx

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

Definately a Yay You moment not surprosed you are excited well done you!

wordtryst said...

Oh, wow! That's fantastic! I've never heard of such a thing happening before. Hope you end up in a bidding war (sounds like you've got a hot property there) or something lucrative like that...