SOLD! I Finally Got “The Call”

I can barely believe that I’m even writing this post! But it’s true…I got “The Call” last Sat night. Well, in actuality (and lots of you out there already know this first hand) the call is really “The Email.”

So, DH and I were waiting for our table at P.F. Chang’s after having been shopping on our date night. The bar was packed too, so there was no choice but to sit and wait around in the lobby. We were pretty content to sit and wait since shopping was successful, but tiring and sometimes it’s just nice to sit and relax without worrying about which child is trying to hurt themselves by doing something stupid. Ah, child-free moments… As we’re sitting and patiently waiting, albeit starving, I check my email to see if there’s anything interesting in my inbox. I’ll admit, since starting this whole writing and submitting thing, I’ve become a bit of a email addict. I have to check it. A lot. Often. All right, all the time! So I checked my email and found “The Email.” It went a little something like this.

Inbox: So and so on Twitter is now following you

Inbox: So and so on Facebook commented on something you posted

Heather: Blah, blah, blah…Oh. Wait a minute. What’s this?

Inbox: Submission: Love and Lattes

Heather: *sigh* Great—rejection on date night. Awesomeness.

Inbox: Thank you for sending your wonderful book “Love and Lattes.” We would love to publish it at Silver Publishing!

Heather: “publish it at Silver Publishing!….blah, blurry words, blah, more blurry words, blurry phone.”

Heather: *mouth drops open, tears spring to eyes, holds phone out and points desperately at the screen for DH to read, starts shaking, and laughing, and wiping tears.*

Seriously, the people around us in the *very busy* practically shoulder-to-shoulder lobby must have really wondered what I’d just read on my phone. There’s just nothing quite like being lost in a moment. Then we spent the rest of the night enjoying dinner and drinks, going to a movie and generally gushing over my email and my new status as published author!

I took a couple of days to let all the excitement settle and to read the contract. But last night I sat down and signed it! Took me a while to figure out how to digitally sign a contract. I said I could write, I never said I was tech savvy! Thank goodness for my awesome, tech-savvy DH.

This morning I found a new little nugget of awesomeness in my inbox: Welcome to the Silver Publishing family!



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Heather Thurmeier

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  1. 19lissa86 says:

    That’s wonderful! I’m so happy for you and I can’t imagine how exiting that must be! Good luck… maybe soon I’ll be able to read your book. 🙂

  2. Shoshanna Evers says:

    Woot! Congrats Heather! I’m so happy for you 🙂 I did the same thing when I got The Email, LOL. Reread in disbelief and then cried a bit 🙂

    Yay!! I can’t wait to have you on The Writer’s Challenge!

  3. Sandra Sookoo says:

    Congrats! Here’s to the beginning of a long and prosperous writing career!

  4. tonya kappes says:

    Very cool, Heather!! I’m so happy for you. Enjoy it! I’ll never forget my first call!

  5. Cara Bristol says:

    Congratulations. The “call” is such an exciting moment.

  6. Joy N. Hensley says:

    Fan-freakin-tastic! WAY TO GO!!!!

  7. Cari Quinn says:

    That’s awesome, Heather! Congrats! The first one is so awesome and they only get better after that! Enjoy the ride. 🙂

  8. Taryn Kincaid says:

    Well done! Big CONGRATS!!

    1. hthurmeier says:

      OMGoodness! Thank you to everyone for all the congrats and good wishes! This makes my day even better!!

      xoxo Heather

  9. jeff7salter says:

    What a wonderful story and well told!
    Think of repeating it to the TV journalists on national interview shows! You’ll be smiling the entire time.
    BTW, I’m also envious.

  10. Meredith Schorr says:

    Congratulations! It is hard to describe the feeling when you get the call (in my case it was an email too…) but you did a great job and I could feel your excitement! Yippee 🙂

  11. Deb Mc. says:

    Congratulations Heather! that is so exciting you must be floating on air 🙂

    Deb Mc.

  12. Janet Walters says:

    Another congrats to you. This is the beginning of some great things for you.

  13. A.J. says:

    Congratulations, honey! I always knew you could do it.

  14. charmainegordon says:

    Exciting news, Heather and the way you told the story about the EMAIL-too funny and heartwarming. Best wishes to the beginning of a new career.

  15. Wendy S. Marcus says:

    Congratulations, Heather!
    I’m sorry I’m late. I was drowning in the revision swamp.
    This is such wonderful news. I am so excited for your! Enjoy every minute of it and ask all your questions on loop. There’s bound to be someone who can help you!

  16. Tara Stearns says:

    Congratulations Heather!!! Very exciting. I know I already told you in a post or tweet, but I missed your blog! Love your story of “the Call”.

  17. Gianna Simone says:

    Finally getting caught up and the chance to read the whole story of your exciting news.

    Congratulations – what a thrill for you, and for the rest of us who will now be able to read your book(s)! I loved your reaction – and the way you recounted it!

    This is so exciting – and I know I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    *happy dances for you*

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