Friday, 27 August 2010

The New Adventure Begins...

The excitement lasted a whole week when I received the wonderful news: my first Regency novel, Dangerous Deceit, was accepted for publication by Champagne Books in Canada! So many family members, friends and writing colleagues to tell - I was on cloud nine. When the doorbell rang a few days later, it was a florist with this beautiful bouquet of flowers from a lovely writing friend. She understood what it meant to me, after years of freelance writing. And she knows how she will feel when it happens to her.

And so it begins... there's still the editing, the book cover, and the proofs to come before there is a book. But it's a new adventure and I'm more than ready to get started on the journey. Bring it on!

18 comments:

Linda LaRoque said...

Congratulations, Rosemary! Enjoy your new adventure.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks a lot for becoming the first follower of the new blog, Linda!

Vikki said...

Your new blog looks fresh and bubbly, just like champagne. Exciting times ahead so make sure you enjoy every minute x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for that, Vikki - and for all your support over the years!

Linda Kage said...

Oh, the flowers are lovely! Congrats on the book sale. So exciting.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Linda! It's such an adventure, isn't it.

Kathy said...

Congratulations on the adventure! I too am starting this wonderful adventure (my release date is August 2011) and I can't wait so I know you are walking on sunshine!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Oh that's brilliant, Kathy! Look forward to hearing about it.

june said...

Congrats! I started my blog when my book got accepted too. You are in for a fun journey. I've added you to my champagne blogroll :)

Elizabeth McKay said...

Beautiful flowers, Rosemary. Sounds like a very special friend.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, June - Looking forward to reading your blog!

Thanks for leaving a message, Elizabeth. She is! I'm hoping it will be her turn one day soon!

Amber Hunter said...

Congratulations, Rosemary! Can't wait for the release so I can pick up a copy!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Amber - will definitely let you know!

Ciara Gold said...

Congrats big time and yes, this is only the beginning. Best of luck on all your writing endeavors.

Jude Johnson said...

Congratulations, Rosemary! I look forward to reading your work.
How sweet of your friend to send flowers. That's a real treasure there.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks a lot, Ciara - it's been good to 'meet' lots of Champagne authors at the beginning of the journey.

Thank you, Jude - the flowers from this friend were an exciting confirmation that the acceptance was real! My lovely daughter, and two other great friends later supplied me with more flowers, and another lovely, close friend took me to lunch. I am blessed indeed!

Gilly said...

Well done Rosemary - both on the book and this terrific new blog! Looking forward to reading Dangerous Deceit.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Good to hear from you, Gilly - thanks a lot!