Saturday, February 11, 2006

Big Deal

The truth is out there, apparently.

And so I feel I should put it here.

Yes, I signed a contract.

Book 1, currently titled Suspicious Circumstances will be out likely this fall. I say likely, but don't get angry, because we have to discuss the date, and there are plenty of variables that can influence that.

But by saying "fall" I've given myself until December 21 to deliver, and you can't whip me with a wet noodle.

I'm sure I'll have more to say on the subject. Truth be told, I'm still wrapping my brain around it all. And if you know about my silly string brain, you know what a sticky prospect it is to get it 'round anything.

I just...guys, it's been highs and lows, you know what I mean? A very emotional death. Winning a contest. Putting my back out. Getting a book deal.

(Our kitten, Skittles)


And of course, after the last experience, I approached this one really cautiously. "Okay, bring out the legal books and send it off to the legal experts."

At the end of the day, what does matter right now is that I signed a deal that I'm really happy about, and it really looks like I'm about to see my dream realized.

Pinch me.

And there'll be more on this in a few days, once I can think properly again.

Assuming that happens.

38 comments:

Gabriele C. said...

Wow, Sandra, that's great. Big Congrats.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Thanks Gabriele!

And believe me when I say this: If I can do it, you can and will too! BELIEVE!

Bernita said...

Sweet!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Yeah, Skittles is such a sugar-coated kitty!

M. G. Tarquini said...

The truth surfaces...congrats, sweetie. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Oh but it did already. Stuart MacBride.

And then, when you get your deal it will REALLY be true!

But thanks. I appreciate it!

M. G. Tarquini said...

Snicker. Rachel's a damned nice person, too. It happened to her. I'm going to hang onto all of this and remind myself when I get bummed.

How long ago did Stuart's first come out?

jason evans said...

Can't wait for it to be out, Sandra! How exciting!

Cornelia Read said...

I AM SO SO SO STOKED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Thanks Cornelia!

Of course, I'M totally excited for YOU!

Tania said...

Congratulations Sandra! I'll keep an eye out for your book in the fall.

Cute kitty, btw. :)

Vincent said...

Congratulations! Though I bet I can whip you with wet noodle. I'm not sure I'd want to, but if you're contesting my wet noodle whipping ability then I'll have to prove myself.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Thanks Tania!

And Vincent, you want to admit to having a wet noodle? Well, you know, if weilding a wet noodle makes you proud...

Stuart MacBride said...

I've said it before in private, but I'll do it again in public - congratulations!

Now comes the countdown to the weirdest, most fun / painful year of your life. You’ll love it.

Sandra Ruttan said...

I plan on a white cover with a chair on it and the title 'Dying Lights' along with a September release to cash in on your tour.

Seriously, thanks again. But not everything private should go public -right?

JamesO said...

It seems public congratulations are in order, Sandra. I am both extremely pleased and insanely jealous;}#

Sandra Ruttan said...

James, your day is coming! I am certain of it. Just look at the way you write...

And I want a FULL LENGTH McLean offering! Get on that, would you?!

Erik Ivan James said...

Wow! My dictionary doesn't contain a good enough word to properly express my happiness for you. So, I'll put in a request:

When I buy it, will you sign it please?

Sandra Ruttan said...

Absolutely!

It would be my pleasure!!!

R.J. Baker said...

The long hard road pays off.

Congratulations and good luck!

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Whoo-hoo! Party time! Congrats, Sandra!

Can I, um, er, touch you?

Way to go!

E. Ann Bardawill said...

SQEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAL!!!!

**released the especially limber and highly trained cabana boys**

**pops ice wine**

**Nudges Dana out of the way**

TOUCH ME! TOUCH ME!!!!

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

ICE WINE! Whoo-hoo! Canadians do know how to party!

*grabs a bottle and jumps in jacuzzi*

Sandra Ruttan said...

Indeed we do!

But I might have to put out a "look only" sign, tee hee.

Bernita said...

Yes, kitty is, but you know that's not what I meant.

Sandra Ruttan said...

LOL Bernita! Thanks.

I'm hoping to be back to full brain function soon.

Or as full as it gets with me.

Sandra Ruttan said...

I always thought you read my blog while drinking, and now I know.

I changed it a week ago!

Boy Kim said...

So, did I miss anything this weekend?

And when did you change your page colour from lush field-green to a baby-diarrhoea mustardy colour?

Sandra Ruttan said...

Why does it post my comment before yours, when I'm responding to yours? Oh blogger, you are harder to figure out than...than a man says a woman is.

Boy Kim said...

Because since Saturn, Spongee and Silky died, my computer works slower than my brain and it's a long way from here to Canada and... pause for breath... it's later here than it is there so the anti-gravitational pull of the mechanical cows in my garden is inversely proportional to the original cast of the motion picture Chitty Chitty Bang Bang thus rendering all attempts at playing an A7dim chord with my eyes closed fruitless.

And I haven't touched alcohol in two years now.

Maybe I should start again.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Boy Kim, do I have to explain everything to you? You're supposed to touch women and drink alcohol!

Trace said...

Woohoo!! YEEEHAAW!!! Congrats! Go celebrate! You rock, woman!

Lisa S. said...

Fantastic! Congratulations!

*throws confetti and pops champagne cork*

Sandra Ruttan said...

I'm glad this is a virtual party or I'd be so drunk...

Boy Kim said...

Miss Sandra, I tried touching women, but I got arrested too many times. You didn't say I had to get their permission first.

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Kim H said...

Huge congrats, Sandra!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Thanks Kim!