Monday, January 21, 2013

Secondary Characters

I have some exciting news! My YA contemporary romance novella, Secondary Characters will be published by Month9Books' romance imprint, Swoon Romance this year. You can check it out on their website here.

I originally pitched my novella to Swoon Romance on Brenda Drake's blog (which, by the way, is awesome, if you don't already follow her you really should!) but received a 'no.' They were kind enough to critique the pitch and let me know what was missing.

I rewrote the pitch, then debated for a while on whether or not to pitch them again on their Facebook page. I finally decided, 'why not?' I pitched it again and this time they requested the full. That lead to a revise and resubmit, and eventually a deal.

So, the moral here is don't give up! :)

Oh, and I reached 200 followers! Yay. :) I may have to think up a give away. . .

Did everyone have a fun weekend?

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations on both accounts! That is awesome, Rachel. Let me know when you have a release date so I can let the world know.

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  2. Awesome news, well done. Perseverance really paid off!

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  3. Wow, that's amazing! Congrats! I just read the premise of your novella on the Swoon Romance page, and it sounds like such a fun read! :)

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  4. Woohoo! Congratulations Rachel! Awesome news!

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  5. YAAAAAY!! I'm so excited for you Rachel! That's amazing news. Rock on!!

    I had a great weekend, we are all finally feeling better over here, woo hoo.

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  6. Congrats! That's really exciting news!

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  7. Congratulations, Rachel! That's awesome. You're yet another example why it pays to persevere. I wish you great success!

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  8. Congratulations on the book and the 200 followers! What a great way to start the week. My weekend was not nearly as exciting as yours :p

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  9. Hi Rachel! I finally found your blog to return the follow. Your icon isn't linked to it, but I happened to see your comment on Jenn's site and followed it here.

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  10. Way to go Rachel!! And you're right...never give up!

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  11. I went and checked out the link. It sounds awesome!!! And looks soooo pretty!! Squee for you!!!

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  12. Huge congrats, Rachel! So happy for you!

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  13. Congrats!!! That's awesome. I love secondary characters, you know in general. A novella about them sounds really interesting!

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  14. Congrats Rachel! I'm so happy for you.

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  15. Congratulations! That's such awesome news! You must be super excited.

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  16. Yay Rachel!! That's so exciting. Really happy for you.

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  17. Congratulations! May you find much success with its release!

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  18. That's fantastic news! Congratulations.

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  19. Congratulations what great news!!!! Yay!

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  20. Now that is exciting...I love that you make the time to write!

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  21. !!!!! That's wonderful news! Congratulations. And yes, never give up, never surrender!

    ::happy dance::

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  22. Congratulations!!!! And I agree, giving up is never an option! :)

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  23. Congrats Rachel! Exciting news on so many fronts!! I'm thrilled for you!!

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  24. Double yay! Big congrats to you.

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  25. so cool!! you're right, never ever give up!!

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  26. great news! yay!! never give up =)

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  27. So excited for you, Rachel! Welcome to Swoon!

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  28. That is awesome, Rachel. Never giving up really is the key to publication. I love a good success story.

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