Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wish me luck....


That's right, I need it BIG TIME! Have just sent off a requested partial and synopsis to the ed I've been working with at Mills & Boon, so I'm NTAI again! It's the story I entered in the New Voices contest and I'm so hoping I get the chance to submit the rest of it!

And on another aside, I have a little confession to make. I kept something TOP secret from everyone (even my hubby and closest writing friends) I knew last month - I subbed a mss to Carina Press. I don't really know why I didn't tell anyone but I just wanted something for ME!

I loved this mss and although it was R'd by M&B, it wasn't for major things like conflict, character or plot. I just didn't seem to be able to get the sensuality spot-on for Modern Heat.

Well, yesterday I received a revise and resubmit letter from a lovely editor at Carina, so I'm very excited to be getting on with that now.

So... what exciting news have you had lately!?

28 comments:

susanwilson44 said...

Congrats on the news from Carina Press, good luck with those revisions.
So what happens now if your name appears on the New Voices "looking for more" list? I looked for it today but it wasn't up yet. Loved your chapter and hope you get some good news back from your editor (that sounds nice, doesn't it? "Your editor")xx

Aideen said...

Fantastic news Rach, congratulations to you for making things happen! You're going after the dream and that's more than some people will ever be brave enough to do.

I'm sending you some Irish luck, buckets of it in fact.

Joanne Dannon said...

Well done Rach on your HMB sub - got my fingers and toes crossed for you.

And now while you're NTAI, you can concentrate on your Carina sub. Fantastic news!

I know you can do it!!!

Joanne Coles said...

Well done, Rach, that's fab! And super great you can get on with revise and resubmit while you wait for M&B answer :-)

No writing news for me lately, but son's school rugby team through to the county champs so that was mummy all excited today!

Lacey Devlin said...

Congrats on both your submissions Rach! I'm so glad you sent your NV entry in because I want more!

Lots and lots of luck!

Angie Peters said...

Good luck with both of your subs, Rach! Sounds very exciting :)

Bec said...

Brilliant you!!!!!
Crossing my fingers it's great news all round!
=)

Mon said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, Rach! Very exciting stuff! GOOD LUCK!

Anita Joy said...

How exciting, Rach. Bestest luck with Carina and M&B!!

Rachael Johns said...

Aw all you lovely, lovely people - thanks for your excitement and good luck wishes!

Susan - I'm not on the list but who cares, cos I'vé already subbed it - lol! 'The list is a bit disappointing cos I don't see any of the names of chaps I loved. Oh well :(

Aideen - thanks for the luck of the Irish :)

Joanne - thanks for the faith!

Other Joanne :) - that's TOTALLY cool about your son's rugby team. Good news indeedy!

Lacey - thanks and I hope you get more but don't hold your breath. I'm not really sure I know what M&B want.

Thanks Bec - keep em crossed :)

Mon and Anita - thanks so much for the good luck wishes. Watch this space!!

Anne MacFarlane said...

You've been busy!

Congratulations on the great response from Carina. And good luck with the M&B entry. I'm hoping to get a proposal to them after I finish getting this GH entry completed.

Sri Pammi said...

Good luck with your M&B sub, Rach and congrats on the revision letter from Carina.

You're on a roll.

I redid my first chapter and subbed my partial to Richmond without waiting for the list as that MS is pretty much done.

I figured I have something out there even if they hate the partial too in the end.

Jackie Ashenden said...

Huge good lucks, Rach! And massive happy hugs re Carina - so excellent!!

Rachael Johns said...

Thanks Anne - and good luck with your entry. You've been a hive of writing activity lately :)

Sri - Good on you!!! Let's show M&B what THEY want instead of let them TELL us - heheh!

Jackie - thanks for being such an ever-supportive writing buddy!!! We'll get there one day, we HAVE to!

Maisey said...

Rach, I have to Irish luck to give...but I'm sending more of Aideen's your way. ;) Exciting times!!

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Oh, Rach, Much congrats on all your good news. Woo Hoo!! I'm excited as though they were my own.

All the best, and many good vibes sending your way.

Suz :)

Eleni Konstantine said...

Good luck with both subs Rach!!! :)) Have fingers crossed for you.

Rachael Johns said...

Aw Maisey - I can never have too much good-luck, so thanks!

Suz - thanks so much for your excitement :)

Eleni- cross your toes as well! LOL

susanwilson44 said...

Rach can you email me please? I want to ask you a question off the boards, thanks v. much
Susan
susanwilson44@hotmail.com

Wendy Marcus said...

Congrats on the revise and resubmit to Carina! I met Angela James when I was at RWA national. She was lovely. The president of my local RWA chapter signed on with them and has a book coming out. She says they are wonderful to work with. I've heard only good things. My fingers are crossed for you!

Sally Clements said...

Oh well done, Rach! That's great news, both on the sub front and the revisions request. Your NV entry was great, and I'm so glad you've fired off the partial to Richmond. Very exciting about Carina, how long did it take for them to come back to you btw? Hopefully quicker than M&B! I've sent a partial off to them too, and am also NTAI... Have also sent a full to WR (also NTAI) and am launching into a huge challenging project as distraction. Here's hoping you hear great news from both asap!!

Eleni Konstantine said...

Toes are being crossed as well! :)

Cathryn Brunet said...

Woohoo, Rach. I have everything crossed for you!

And yay again on the Carina revise and resubmit. They don't do that unless they're VERY interested. But of course they'd be interested in you. You're a FABULOUS writer!

Rachael Johns said...

Wendy - thanks for popping by. Congrats again. So far all my dealings with Carina have been HUGELY professional. Am excited to be working with them :)

Sally - I sent a full to Carina on Sept 1st and heard back on Oct 5th (I think), so it was quite quick for a full. HUGEST best luck with your subs. Can't wait to hear how they go!

Thanks Eleni!

Cathryn - Thanks and I hope you're right :)

Lacey Devlin said...

Hi Rach

Would hate for you to miss it. You may want to pop by Jessica Hart's blog again ;)

Rachael Johns said...

Ooh thanks so much Lacey - just went over there now and am so excited. How generous of Jessica!

waitingforthecall said...

Fab news Rach. So pleased you could sub your NV entry, and very excited to see you had an R&R from Carina. Finegrs and toes crossed for you!

jenniferprobst said...

That is completely awesome news! I have done that with short stories before - sometimes I just need to keep it to myself, along with my rejection if it happens. The rest are always verbally told to my writer's group. You have great "irons in the fire" so I am wishing you lots of luck! Found you from Abbi's blog and we have a similar title in our blogs so I thought it'd be great to check out! Good luck!