If you could see me, I’d be grinning from ear to ear because I’ve sold my first book!

Oh, heck, hang on a second…

(I don’t normally wear those glasses ~ only when I’m in celebration mode and because I’m really very shy when it comes to pictures of myself.)

Okay, back to my news… My contemporary novella, WORTH THE RISK, is going to be published by Entangled Publishing! I’m beyond excited to be a part of their publishing house and thrilled beyond measure that a story I love so much is going to be released into the world. My editor is all sorts of awesome too, so I’m totally on cloud nine.

I hope you’ll visit here often as I share my excitement (and much more info about the story) leading up to WORTH THE RISK’S release. My brain is going in a hundred different directions thinking about fun things to do here on my blog – and prizes to give away. Because I truly appreciate each and every one of you who stop by and make me feel like I’m not alone in this great big blogosphere.

Oh, I see you’ve got your hand up. Yes?

Robin, what was it like to get the email offering a contract?
It was amazing! I read it over and over again to be sure I wasn’t hallucinating. Then I yelled to my hubby – “Come here! Come here! Come here!” – so he could read it and assure me I wasn’t dreaming. And the incredibly kinds words the editor (now known as My Awesome Editor Adrien) said about my story put a smile on my face that I’m still wearing. (See above.)

Next?

What happened after the email?
I danced around my house. Jumped up and down. Repeated “ohmygod!” “ohmygod!” a bunch of times. Then I emailed Adrien back and we arranged to speak on the phone.

What did you talk about?
Everything. He was super nice and easy to talk to, and that really helped with my nervousness. As far as my book goes, next up will be edits, which I’m really looking forward to.

Will there be a book tour?

In my head there will be! Actually, WORTH THE RISK will be released as an e-book so I hope to do some virtual touring around the Internet  I’d love it if my local Barnes and Noble let me do something (I am in there all the time), but I’m not sure what that might be. Help them sell their Nooks?

Last question?

What do your kids think about having an author for a mom?
They think I rock, of course! And told their friends before I told mine – which made me feel pretty cool.

Thanks for letting me share my news! And a special shout-out to my writer pals. I’m so very grateful for the amazing friendship and support you’ve given me. I wouldn’t be here without you!

hugs,
Robin

Posted January 4, 2012 by Robin Bielman in Awesome Editor, Books, Entangled Publishing, Worth the Risk, Writing / 30 Comments

30 responses to “Big News that makes me So Very Happy!

  1. 8-) :-D I am so excited for you! YAY. So happy. And here I thought you’d find your slot in YA. I couldn’t be happier about this fantastic news.

    wishing you all the best, and enjoy those edits! :-)

  2. Leilie Javan

    Hi Robin, I am very excited for you ! Quite frankly, I would have been more surprised if this never happened. There was no doubt in my mind that this time would come :-) Keep the writing coming!

  3. Robin

    Hi, Charlene! It’s contemporary and I don’t even know where to start with the details. Every time I get online, my heart starts pounding, I’m so excited and nervous. And then I can’t form a coherent thought. There is a little blurb on my Books/News page, though.

    Hi, Robena! Thank you so much! I think champagne sounds like an excellent idea! My hubby is taking me out to dinner tonight to celebrate. :)

    Hi, Lynne! Oh, you can bet I’ll find my slot in YA too! I want to write BOTH! But at this moment, I’m over the moon about this story. And I’m really excited to get my edits. Adrien and I talked briefly about them and I’m anxious to start.

  4. Robin

    Hi, Kathy! Thank you so much! Someone asked me yesterday what my book was about and I froze. I thought to myself, I need to be able to answer that question with one sentence – you know that thing you’re told you should be able to do, but it’s so gosh darn hard. So, I’m going to work on that and get back to you. :-D

    Hi, Leilie! Thank you SO much for being here! You rock! And I appreciate your kind words more than you know! I hope to make this the start of LOTS of books!

    Hi, L.A.! Thank you! I’m so happy to be on this journey with YOU!

  5. Robin

    Hey, Savvy! (I smile every time you all me Binks.) Thank you for being here, and I’m pretty darn optimistic about 2012! I hope this new year brings you some much deserved happiness too, my friend!

  6. Cheryl S.

    Exciting news! I usually lurk and read your posts but I had to post a “Congratulations!” comment. Will be looking forward to hearing more about your novella.

  7. Linda Rollason

    Robin, we are so happpy for you “down under”. I have tingles up my spine and I couldn’t even read out your email to Kellie because I was all choked up. We are going to have toast and vegemite to celebrate this huge achievement. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer “American sister” than you.
    Love Linda and co

  8. I know it’s been said by many others (and, also, by me already) but this is such great news it needs to be shouted again and again: YAY, ROBIN!!!!!!! YOU’RE AWESOME!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :)
    SO excited for you!!

  9. Robin

    Hi Cheryl! I’m thrilled that you decided to come out of lurkdom to leave me a comment! (I’m a big lurker too.) Thank you so much for your congratulations! And I hope you’ll keep leaving me comments – I love and appreciate them so very much!

    Happy New Year! :)

  10. Robin

    Oh, Linda! You have no idea how much it means to me to read your comment! Thank you so much! I’m so blessed to have an “Aussie sister” like you, and I love you guys! But don’t you think you need to have a few Tim Tams in my honor? :-))

  11. Robin

    Thanks so much, Marilyn! Your shouts and exclamation points are the best. Thanks for being so excited and supportive! Hugs!!!!

  12. Brenda Scott Royce

    Congratulations, Robin! It couldn’t happen to a nicer (or more deserving) person. I can’t wait to read your book! :-))

  13. LARA sister here – cheering and clapping, so pleased for you! (Where’s the smiley who’s jumping up & down?) :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: Guess these will have to do. Congratulations!

  14. Robin

    Hi, Brenda! Thank you for your kind words! I can’t believe people are going to read MY book. I know I’m going to be freaking out the day it’s released. Hope to see you soon!

    Hi, Maria! Love the Snoopy dance! Thanks so much!!

    Aww, Kate – thank you! ((hugs))

    Hi, Beverly! Thanks for stopping by! And your enthusiasm made me want to jump up and down too! Thanks for the congrats – I appreciate it very much.

  15. Robin

    Caryn, thank you (again)! You are such a special and important part of this journey and I’m so lucky to have you by my side!

  16. Oh, Robin! I’m late to the party but just had to repeat that I’M SO HAPPY AND THRILLED FOR YOU! Woohoo! This is such fabulous news and I’m so glad your editor sounds so fantastic!
    hugs,
    jen

  17. Robin

    Thanks, Jen! I’m so happy you stopped by – you’re never too late. And yes, I’m pretty darn stoked that I’ve got such a fantastic editor. :)

  18. Robin

    Hi, Buffy! Thank you so much!

    Hi, Taryn! Thank you! I feel so lucky to get to work with Adrien. He really is fantastic!

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