Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I didn't have much to post about today until I got some wonderful news from a friend of mine. Anna L. Walls, who can be found here, and I met online via LinkedIn (I think it was LinkedIn). Since then, she's been a huge help and support for me.

I'd like to return the favour and offer Anna my most sincere congratulations on finding a publisher. She hasn't told the whole story yet, so I don't know who is the publisher or when the expected release date is, but I expect she will soon. I'll let you know as soon as I know.

I am so incredibly happy for her! Hopefully we'll be celebrating together soon, when I announce that I've found my publisher... hopefully.

I have been desensitised to rejection. Well, I don't get upset over individual rejections, but the pile of them does get to me some. I can't imagine how I might react if ever someone agreed to publish me. There would be champagne involved, I'm sure.

So, again:


Oh, and the Forgotten English word of the day isn't a word, but a phrase:

Bag of nails: American thieves' cant. Confusion; topsy-turveydom. From "bacchanals."
- John Farmer's Slang and Its Analogues, 1890


Swadhi said...

"topsy-turveydom" lol
and massive congrats to your friend!

S.M. Carrière said...

Topsy-turveydom ought to have its own place in the Forgotten English calendar!

I'll pass on your good will. She's very excited.

Anna L. Walls said...

This is really sweet S.M. thanks. I can't remember where we initially connected either. CC Chronicles??? Anyway, I think I found Bruce (my publisher) on '' (I think). At any rate, it's a good place to follow cause she does an 'agent Friday' thing, among many other wonderful things.

Anyway, I've been in contact with the editor and as soon as I can mail out a check, step one will begin. Yep, still grinning.

Happy Dance

Drink a glass of champagne for me.

S.M. Carrière said...

Brilliant, Anna! Thanks. I'll check out the blog.

I shall buy champagne next pay and raise a glass to you.