It happened. It actually, finally happened.
My book sold.
I wish I had this awesome post here, but honestly, I don’t even know what to say. I could write about everything that has led up to this moment, but come on, most of you know that road very, very well.
But then, it actually happens. And you kind of go numb. And even though you always thought you’d scream at the top of your lungs, the truth is, you shed a few happy, quiet tears. Maybe you think you’re a little weird because you’re not freaking out, but you keep tearing up throughout the day. The tears come in little waves. So you smile, and try to let it sink in. You wonder, can this be real? Can this really be real?
And then you realize, it is. It. Is.
Here’s the announcement from Publishers Marketplace:
Jenny Torres Sanchez’s debut GOODBYE, CHARLIE, pitched as John Green’s Paper Towns meets Sasha Paley’s Huge about a former fatboy’s struggles with food, an unattainable girl, and a falling-apart family, to Marlo Scrimizzi at Running Press Teens, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
What keeps coming to mind (and it’s probably because I’ve now watched the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice more times than anything else in my life and read Pride and Prejudice more than any other book) is after Mr. Bingley has just proposed to Jane and she says to Lizzie, “Tis too much…by far too much. I do not deserve it. Oh, why is not everybody as happy?”
Peeps…it is too much, so much that I don’t even know if it has totally sunk in yet. But I do know this…I wish you the same happiness.
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