March 18, 2011

The Latest {superhappyterrific} News

I tried to go to bed somewhat early last night (11-ish, which lately, is early) but was so excited and keyed up I couldn't sleep for another two hours. One of the thoughts that popped into my head was that I didn't think I was doing this "getting published" thing the normal way. Of course, it was quickly followed up by the thought that I knew over a dozen authors and so, over a dozen different roads to getting published. I'm not sure there is a normal way, and so with that conclusion, I got all keyed up again over this great news.

The news: Covenant Communications, Inc., who I already have two book contracts with, The Orchard, and The Inn, yet to be released, has just accepted my most recent submission, Grace & Chocolate! *squeal of delight*

The news that was keeping me up into the wee hours of the morning: We are going to push to release Grace & Chocolate as my DEBUT NOVEL! AHHHHHHH! Unexpected, or maybe not, I'm totally thrilled. And grinning, and my stomach is in knots. *squeal again*

For a look at the novel, I'll refer you to the post I wrote when I first started writing G&C, the post I wrote just after finishing it, another post I wrote during revisions, and another about the feeling I had just after sending it off. Take your pick, or read 'em all!

Oh, and this song is in my head. It's Sesame Street. It pretty much sums up how I've been feeling since yesterday afternoon.

Oh, listen to the song that's humming in your ear
And you'll have more fun than you've had all year.
Just hop around with a
Hop, hop, hoppy hop
Hoppy hoppy, hop, hop
Spin around with a
Spin, spin, spinny spin
Spinny, spinny, spin, spin
Flap your arms with a
Flap, flap, flappy flap
Flappy, flappy, flap, flap
Wiggle your fingers with a
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle wiggle,
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Shake your legs with a
Shake, shake, shakey shake,
Shakey, shakey, shake, shake
Pat your tummy with a
Pat, pat, patty, pat,
Patty, patty, pat, pat-too! Wooo! 

Yup, that about sums it up. I really need to celebrate. I'll post more details as they come!


Kate said...

That's fantastic, Krista--no wonder you couldn't sleep! What's the timetable for Grace and Chocolate?

Susan said...

That's awesome! Do you know Melanie Jacobson? Her book The List just came out. She's a good friend of mine. The List actually wasn't the first book Covenant accepted for publication. It was her second, but it was so good they bumped it up and it came out first. I think it was a smart move. Congrats to you and I can't wait to read it.

Shelli said...

Ha ha! Love your happy song. And can picture you doing all the moves too! :) Congrats again sister, you rock!

Kimberly said...

How amazing that must be to have a publisher say, We love your third book even better than the two we already loved enough to accept before! Or something. That is AWESOME!

No surprise here - it's your just due. =)

Maggie said...

Oh that is so exciting. I can't wait to see all three on the shelves.

Krista said...

Kate, thanks. All I know is in the post. I'll put up a date as soon as they get me in the schedule.

Susan, I've heard of Melanie. I'll have to check her book out. It's actually nice to know that happens to other people too!

Shelli, you would do it with me! And all the kids!

Kym, your feedback was SO great! You are awesome. And you know what? The novels were all so close in scoring they had me be the tie-breaker and choose which would go first! A little unexpected but very exciting!

Krista said...

Thanks, Maggie! Me, too!

Daron D. Fraley said...

That is awesome! Congratulations!

L.T. Elliot said...

This is VERY happy news! I'm so excited for you, Krista! Yay!

Shari said...


Melanie Jacobson said...

Uh, I was just going to tell you what Susan said, but I guess I can just say, "Ditto."

I turned in #4 today and I'm hoping that will come out as #2. Then #1 and #3 can come out as #3 and #4.

I guess the math works out in the end . . . ?

Anyway, hello, fellow Covenant author. Do you have release date yet?

Krista said...

Thanks, everyone! I just found out that it will definitely be released in 2012! Hopefully I'll know more soon.

Melanie, your comment cracked me up. The math is all screwy. As long as we get the books out, right?

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