Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book deal for my CP

So I have this amazing critique partner, Jessie Humphries, who wrote an incredible book. Not only did she write a book that was amazing, but she EDITED IT like editing was an extreme sport. I have never seen-- or even heard-- of anyone working as hard as she did on making a book as fabulous as possible before they got a book deal. I thought I was insane in my pre- submitting to editors edits, but Jessie blew me out of the water like nobody's business. This girl went to unbelievable lengths on her book, and it paid off big time.

Her publisher had been scouring through submissions for many months to find the perfect one to launch a new, unique, groundbreaking line, and found the perfect book in Jessie's submission, and snatched it up in a heartbeat.

And because her book was perfected before even going on sub (I'm talking perfected in a way that blew away her agent. In a way that her editor said he's never witnessed before), it's coming out in a mind-blowing TWO MONTHS FROM NOW!

The power of revisions.

So go congratulate her! The girl is an incredible example of what to do so editors can't bear to tell you no.




24 comments:

Shallee said...

So incredibly excited for Jessie!!I can't wait to read it again!

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

I'm congratulating her right here! Woo hoo *throws confetti.

Jessie Humphries said...

You're check is in the mail! And by check, I mean your certificate for spooning :)

Robin said...

Congrats to Jessie! And crazy impressed on the editing brilliance.

S.P. Bowers said...

Wow! Amazing and wonderful. Congrats to Jessie.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yay! Already was over at Jessie's site congratulating her. So excited for her. Hopefully I'll be interviewing you both this Fall. Love it!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

That's incredible! So cool- Congrats to Jessie :)

Kristine said...

So excited for her! And, I'm happy it comes out soon so I can read it soon! You've been telling me how good it is for ages!

Richard Hughes said...

That's really wonderful. Hope it's a great success for her.

Jai said...

Congrats again Jessie!! I'm looking forward to reading it.

VikLit said...

Wow congrats to Jessie. How much to have her EDIT ME?! Hee!

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Just goes to show that hard work really does pay off. Good for Jessie!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Woohoo for Jessie! That is so fabulous. I'm always happy when someone's hard work pays off.

Janet Johnson said...

So excited for Jessie! Just killer. And I know she worked so hard on edits. I need to learn from her example! Can't wait to read it. :)

Jenny S. Morris said...

WOOHOO! So happy for her.

Kathryn Purdie said...

Super, super cool! I hope Jessie shares how she tackled revisions. I'm off to congratulate her!

Cindy Dwyer said...

What an inspiration. Thanks for sharing her success story.

Emily R. King said...

Huge congrats to Jessie!

Mara Rae said...

So awesome - I've always rooted for Jessie because she's worked so dang hard for this, and because she seems like a genuinely wonderful person with a great sense of humor. She makes me believe that if you keep trying, it can happen (and in bigger and better ways than you ever imagined).

Elizabeth Seckman said...

It's all exciting! The new book, the new platform...the whole thing!

Leslie said...

I'm blown away by the details of how fast it's coming out too and so thrilled for Jessie!!!

Connie B. Dowell said...

Two months!! That's crazy good!

Nicole said...

What a great story!! Congrats to Jessie.

Lexa Cain said...

What incredible news! Huge congrats to Jessie - the obsessed reviser. I'm so glad it paid off for her! :-)