Thursday, 22 December 2011

An Acceptance Letter

I was never this thin, however.
Yesterday I got a contract in the post from Ignatius Press. They wish to publish my novel.

No, not The Bodis Riper. (This is Ignatius Press, people!) I'm talking about my Graham Greenesque thriller, which almost none of you have seen because I never put a word of it online.

This is not a tremendous shock to me, as I was told over a month ago that Ignatius Press was thinking about it, and then I spent a week or two waiting for the final decision. There was a point where I could do nothing but pray that everything worked out the way it should, and then I thought, "Hey! I have a captive audience who could pray, too!"

Darlingses, I can say no more about the drama of it all, but you will all understand soon after you have rushed off to buy my Controversial and Stunning Debut.

The final decision came in early December and a suggested contract by email shortly after that. B.A. and I bought a magnum of champagne and served it to our pals after Mass the next Sunday. But I was determined not to say anything to the outside world until after I got the contract in the post. And lo, I have. It has very nice, thick paper too!

I will tell you what it is called and various other information all in good time. Meanwhile, I just wanted to let you know about this lovely non-rejection letter and what is, I admit, extremely exciting news.


29 comments:

Meaghen said...

Hearty congratulations, Seraphic!!!

Adam's Rib said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO SERAPHIC!!!!!!

healthily sanguine said...

Yahoo! Congratulations :D

Jam said...

Hip hip hooray! Now that's a Christmas present! Looking forward to buying and reading it ;)

Betsy said...

Congratulations, Seraphic! That's so exciting, and I'm very happy for you! I want to be a published writer someday, and you're an inspiration to me!

ceciliamschwartz said...

Congratulations, Auntie!!! I can't wait to read it!

Shiraz said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news!

Emma - the seamstress one said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to read it!

sciencegirl said...

Congratulations!

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

Hurray! I look forward to buying and reading it.

--C.B.

hip2bsquare said...

How exciting! Congrats!

Andrea said...

Hurray!!!

Anna said...

Congrats! Can't wait to buy and read it!

Jess said...

Congratulations!!! I will definitely be buying it! :)

Kim Vandapool said...

How exciting, congrats! I can't wait till it's available!!

Lena said...

Congratulations. I'll celebrate in your honor on this side of the Atlantic.

Fritha said...

Congratulations! Add yet another thing to my shopping list for next year.

Jen D said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see it on the shelves! :)

Mustard Seed said...

How fabulous! Congratulations - enjoy this lovely piece of Christmas news :) Can't wait to read your new book!

Catholic Pen said...

Maybe its just me or the intimacy of a blog, but it feels like a friend just got published :) Congrats.

Little Mary said...

Congratulations!

Seraphic Spouse said...

Thanks, everybodieeeeee!

Heather said...

Good for you! Can't wait to buy and read it!

Now I need to pray that you get a publisher for Why Seraphic Hung Up Her Gloves! =)

Amy said...

Congratulations!!

Kate P said...

Super-excited for you! Congrats and can't wait to hear more details in the future!

rhinemouse said...

That's so awesome! Congratulations!! I can't wait to read it. :-)

kozz said...

Congrats aunty Seraphic. I'm sure it will be a great read.

Seraphic said...

Thank you, thank you! I am very attached to my characters!

Sheila said...

SQUEEEEEEEE! Can't wait to read it! Congrats!