Saturday, 5 February 2011

News, or 'A watched inbox never pings'

I've been waiting since August to hear back on the partial requested by M&B and during that time I moved from mildly pleased with my story to utterly convinced I had messed it up. I'd been keeping an eagle eye on my inbox and with an ipad and iphone it was never too far away. But for some reason yesterday I just didn't check my email until the evening, preferring instead to do a stork impression at the Doctor's surgery, standing on one leg and begging for better pain relief (hadn't been able to sleep in a bed for days and had slept in the bath instead, waking up cold and very wrinkly!).

And so the Editor email sat in my inbox unread for a good 7 hours, in fact I almost missed it, skimming over my list and selecting a stressy one to read first instead. It's a modern take on the old wisdom - watched pans take longer to boil, if you take your umbrella out with you it doesn't rain, you only find object A when you are looking for object B...

What did the email say? It was a request for the full ms, my first full request and the nicest thing to happen to me for quite a while :-)

11 comments:

Joanne Coles said...

Yay!! I'm so very pleased for you! I squealed very loudly when I heard the news last night and started clapping. The baby was impressed and clapped too :-)

Though I must say, I wasn't surprised you got a full request. Your story is innovative and completely compelling--go you!

Judy Jarvie said...

Great news, Lorraine! Celebrate.
Judy

Sally Clements said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!
Go Lorraine! Fab news, Lorraine!

Lucy King said...

Quite brilliant! Really delighted for you!

Suzanne Jones said...

YAY LORRAINE - great news.

XX

Jackie Ashenden said...

You SO deserve this m'dear!! And you will rock it. Here to help whenever you need it.

scarlet wilson said...

Fab news Lorraine! Really happy for you, just what you deserve. Best of luck, have my fingers crossed for you xx

Leah said...

Brilliant news!!!! Congratulations!

Lacey Devlin said...

Squee!!! Congratulations Lorraine! That's such fantastic news! xx

Lorraine said...

Thanks guys :-)

ninaharrington said...

Many, many congratulations and wishing you the very best of luck.
Nina x