Today was a big day for me…because I was expecting a call from an editor at Harlequin Romance, a result of the SYTYCW contest.
So of course, the morning was one gigantic, nervous blur.
I woke up at 5:30am because, well, I’m a total nerd and wanted to go over my synopsis and notes a few more times before the phone chat. Then I got the kids ready, drove DS to school, raced home and basically paced the house. I contemplated adding a little something from the liquor cabinet into my coffee (but decided against it, since I didn’t think I needed anything to add to my incoherency) and then handed over DD to my husband at about 10:00am. She said she’d be calling around 10:30am.
Half an hour was too long for someone like myself to be left alone. I stared at the phone on my desk. Checked Twitter. Checked my inbox. Then I picked up the phone a few times to make sure there was a dial tone. Then I turned it over to make sure the jack was plugged in. Then I checked my inbox to make sure she hadn’t emailed to cancel. Then I double-checked the email I’d sent her, making sure I had given her the correct phone number. And then I waited. At 10:36am I decided she’d changed her mind and wasn’t going to call. Seriously. I think I may have even shrugged sadly and said “oh well” out loud.
But then at 10:37am the phone rang
She was so easy to speak with and put me at ease right away. We talked about my contest entry a bit, my voice and then my ideas. I explained the manuscript that I’d been working on and she said to go ahead and submit a partial to her along with the synopsis. So I will be editing tonight, and trying to convince myself that I CAN do this…
She truly was so nice and so helpful. The phone call was the highlight of my day. Actually, it was one of the best things ever.
So I’m off to work…