(Okay, maybe I should have calmed down a bit more before writing this post, but hey, I'm allowed some seriously excitement here!)
Colors Like Memories is going to be published!!! Release date is tentatively set for May 2012! *faints*
(Honestly, who really does faint at stuff like that? I've always wondered. Maybe if I were wearing a tight corset or something, but otherwise, really?!?)
Okay, so, here's the deal: I was lurking over at the Blue Boards (as I am want to do, instead of working) and found some people discussing an e-publisher in Canada called MuseItUp. I decided, hey, this is interesting, and spent a good while combing through their website, reading their blog, checking them out. They looked pretty sweet! And, see, I have this manuscript. I adore it. Like, it's my child. And I didn't want it to go the way of all the earth (as I was seriously beginning to fear it might). So I pulled it all together and decided it was worth sending it to Muse. Yikes! This was a big step for me. I've always kind of thought that I would go the more traditional agent route, but quite frankly, that route is changing. Publishing is changing. And seeing as how I've read quite a few e-books this past year, and the trend is only getting stronger, I thought this was a really awesome opportunity for my book-baby. Anyhow, I'll cut out the couple of weeks of anxious email-checking, but this morning I got an EMAIL of AWESOMENESS! Said EoA was an acceptance. Followed for a contract, and some other information.
*Insert skipping and jumping around my little apartment here* (I'm sure my neighbors downstairs officially think I've lost it at this point.)
Anyhow, my book-baby is going to get published! It's going to hopefully be read by other people! I mean, that's what I really wanted from this whole publication-hunt thing in the first place. And now I get to work with real editors and real cover designers, and holy cow, this is really happening.
(I'm fairly certain my excitement is coming through here, right?)
So, yeah. It's been a crazy journey. So many highs and lows and stretches of utter blah. And now? Now the real work starts! I can't wait!