Thursday, January 15, 2009

212 area code




Most of you might know that 212 is the area code for New York City.


For nine months, I've had a number programmed into my cell phone so that when the phone call came, I wouldn't let it go into voice mail.


EVERY writer knows that a 212 area code on your phone might just be the call of a lifetime. Why? Because there are quite a few agents in NYC and chances are, if one is calling you, the news just might be good.


I've had my thriller, QUEEN, with an agent for several months now. We've gone through one major rewrite (when I had to cut 100 beloved pages). And today, she called and said that the manuscript was ready to shop and will be sent out tomorrow. In a couple of weeks, I should start hearing back from publishers.


This will be the true test. Can my manuscript attract the interest of a major national publisher? Can it compete? Will it be rejected hands-down? Will QUEEN see the light of day?


This is the chance that I've been waiting for--ever since I finished the first draft in 2006. It's been through several rewrites, several reviews, and all the while my characters grew stronger and stronger.


So, to the characters in QUEEN:

Omar

Mia

Jade

Lucas

Alem

and Nicaula, Queen of Sheba . . .

You'd better light candles for yourselves--your destiny is about to be determined.
Meanwhile, you can check out my blog on the Queen of Sheba.



12 comments:

Annette Lyon said...

How exciting! Good luck!

Stephanie Black said...

Congrats, Heather! That's so exciting!

Josi said...

Oooo, this gives me chills. I can't wait to hear back--I mean, for you to hear back! Great idea to program it into your phone--you're so smart.

Tristi Pinkston said...

So cool ... so cool ....

Karlene said...

That's such great news! Got my fingers crossed for you.

Lori Conger, said...

Oh, wow! Good for you, Heather. That is so awesome! I'm betting it will do great! Keep us posted.

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

I'm squealing! I'm so excited for you, Heather, and crossing my fingers that you'll hear soon.

Way, way cool!!!!!

Janette Rallison said...

Crossing my fingers for you!

Jaime Theler said...

That's so exciting! We all hope you have spectacular success.

Julie Wright said...

ALL my fingers and toes are crossed for you. Queeen was a great book (and I only read it in its first stages)

Jenna Consolo said...

I am so proud of you, and so excited for you! I'm sending all the good vibes I can muster out your way!

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks, everyone. By next week I should start hearing back. Keep ya posted.