Wednesday, October 18, 2006

THE CALL

Here I am, been sitting here working on one of my books and been whiney all week. Don't believe me? Ask Colleen. That woman deserves HUGE snaps for putting up with my pity party this week. Anyway, so I break away to go get the 6 yr old from school. We get back and I'm back to work. I call my bud Heather, who tells me to call her back in about 10 mins. I hang up and realize, I've gotta work--she won't talk to me and distract me. SIGH. Back to the words.

My phone rings.

I snatch it up, sure it's Heather calling me back. But no, it's my agent, Kelly Mortimer. So we gab for a few minutes and then she tells me that Krista Stroever at Steeple Hill has offered a contract on Bayou Burning!

Oh, PRAISE GOD!

Details? Um....don't remember much. I'll have to change my penname because the spelling is so odd. DONE! LOL I'll let y'all know what I decide on when I get down off the ceiling and can think coherently again. I know it's for the LI Suspense line. I know the amount of time I'll have to do revisions. Pretty much, that's all I can recall. LOL

So I hang up with my awesome agent and bawl like a baby. I call my husband, who goes beyond thrilled for me and we praise God together for this amazing blessing. I hang up and call Colleen, who squeals and rejoices with me. She gives me 15 minutes to call my buds and tell them before she posts to the ACFW loop! :) Of course, I make calls like crazy. Squealing, crying, laughing....oh my!

Colleen posts to the loop....and I get SO MANY wonderful emails of congratulations. My crit buds call back to squeal some more with me. I call my family and long-time friends. The crying, laughing, and squealing continue.

All I can say is that I feel blessed. He's given me the desires of my heart--the dream I've held close since the first time I picked up a pencil.

God is good, and He's good all the time!

Thank you all for celebrating with me!

21 comments:

Heather Diane Tipton said...

oh man, girlie, I'm sooooo excited for you! Wish I was still there to celebrate in person with you! (I'll celebrate tomorrow night when I go out!! LOL) Love you!

CHickey said...

I am SOOO happy for you!

Sabrina L. Fox said...

BIG CONGRATS, ROBIN!!! As our favorite lady would say...Woohoo! ;)

Ron Estrada said...

This crit bud didn't get the message until late, so I blew it! But I'm so excited! I can't wait to see your name--whatever that will be--on a book cover!

Bonnie Ferguson said...

Congrats, Robin!!! :)

Robin Caroll said...

Thanks y'all. I'm still numb with awe over here. The support from all of you is so awesome!

Jenny said...

So this is what happens when I go no mail! I'm just glad Jen Tiszai posted the link from her blog! Congratuations, girlfriend! You have worked so hard and I am so happy for you. You know your stuff and now you can share your talent with the world. God is so GOOD!
Wishing you all the best, Robin!

Abundant blessings,
Jenny Cary

:-)Ronie said...

YAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! A *very* long time coming, girl!! I'm so elated for you. CONGRATULATIONS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!!

YOU ROCK!!

Anna Lucia said...

HUGE congratulations, Robin! That's wonderful news!!!

:-D

Very, very happy for you.

Cathy West said...

I love reading these stories! Robin you so deserve this. Isn't that just like God? Through hardships he also brings incredible blessings...
I am so excited for you.

Ane Mulligan said...

Do you mean to say, Kellie CHATTED for a few minutes before she told you?!!!??? I'll bet she was busting up inside. :o)

Dineen A. Miller said...

I still want to cry every time I think of it!!!!

SQUEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAALLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, I had to remind myself this morning, then I got all excited and again and did a wiggle in my seat. This is just too friggen awesome and wonderful and fantastic and stupendous and amazing and far out and fabulicious and brilliant and splenderifously COOL!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations again, Robin. I knew it'd happen for you one day. I'm curious as to what you'll be changing your name to. Let us know.

Camy Tang said...

CONGRATS YOU AWESOME WRITER, YOU!
Camy

Robin Caroll said...

Thanks y'all....this is something I'll never forget in my life.

what does it matter who i am? said...

awww I'm still jumping for joy for you!

Colleen Coble said...

I think I was as excited about Robin's sale as my own first one. Good thing we didn't have a cat this time or it would have hidden under the bed too.

This is a GREAT story! I knew someone would buy it!

ScrollSquirrel said...

Robin,

I get goosebumps reading this. I think I broke my voice box when I heard you'd sold. May there be many, many, many more!

Love, Cheryl Wyatt

ScrollSquirrel said...

Robin,

I get goosebumps reading this. I think I broke my voice box when I heard you'd sold. May there be many, many, many more!

Love, Cheryl Wyatt

ScrollSquirrel said...

ACK! See? I'm SO excited for you still that my fingers musta went spastic on me or something.

WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!


Squirrel

Dana Pollard said...

Congratulations!!! woohoo!