Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Good Newsssss!!!!!

Actually, it's freaking AMAZING news.

Let me tell you a little story.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful MS floating around the contest circuit at the same time mine was.
This MS was about TEENS who swore they were NOT KILLERS (which, of course, meant that they definitely were killers) and so they all got sent to what one might term a KILLER ISLAND.

killer whales
("Killer Island")
(CC Matt Northam)

Obviously, I wanted to read this MS. Because I'm smart.
So, what do I do when I want to read an MS that one of my existing critique partners did not write?
I stalk that mothereffer.

Stalker Fest 2009
(Yep. I looked just like that)
(CC Sergey Galyonkin)


I commented on posts. I tweeted. I begged and pleaded. I asked her people to call my people.
And FINALLY, Erica emailed me a copy of ANOMALY.

You guys? I read it, and almost instantly, I was IN LOVE.

There was a sweet yet gutsy MC! Amazing premise! Awesome friendships! Cuter-than-cute boys! (Yes! More than one!)

I finished that sucker in 24 hours and it was like stars were dancing around my Kindle.
Seriously. I HUGGED MY KINDLE in the middle of the Phoenix Airport, where I read the very last page.

Day 179/365- Kindle
(Dramatization of what my universe looked like while I was reading ANOMALY)
(CC Sean Kelley)

I'm so happy this MS, and most particularly, this fabulous lady, are in my life.

I'm even happier that they're about to be in YOUR LIVES TOO - because Erica got an agent!!!!

So go visit her and say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

14 comments:

  1. Sweet Jesus when did you even write that?? You crack me up. And yay that you still had pictures to use!

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    1. Okay this comment cracked me up times a million. And you know why.

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  2. LOL I feel like I need to be in your CP group cuz you guys have all the luck! ;-)

    Congratulations to Erica on getting an agent! What a great feeling that must. And lucky you for being able to read it (gah. it sounds amazing!)

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    1. No, it's not luck. We work our tushies off.

      And yes, it's an AMAZING MS!!!

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  3. OMG LEIGH ANN. I LOVE YOU!!!! I'm so so so so touched by this. AND I'm SO INCREDIBLY THANKFUL for you!!!!!

    I'm also SO SO glad you stalked me!!!!!! I'm beyond excited!!! Mhuwa!!

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    1. I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

      *smooshes*

      WELCOME TO AGENT LAND. IT IS MOSTLY SUNNY HERE.

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    2. With a chance of clouds, right? LOL! LOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEE YYYOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUU MOOOOOOOOOOOOORE <3<3<3

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  4. Ooh, I remember seeing an excerpt from this MS in a contest and thinking it was awesome! Congrats to Erica!

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  5. Funny. I just saw an agent tweet today that he's looking for a YA book about murderers, or something along those lines! Congrats!!! She's lucky to have a writer friend who is so supportive.

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  6. Wow says stalking doesn't pay off? Off to congratulate!

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