Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday Travels: A Ray of Hope

From the end of September to mid-October, I mentioned that I was working on a proposal for a travel guide in several of my posts. I mentioned it so often, in fact, that I have no doubt my gracious readers grew tired of hearing about it. But, as some of you might know, putting together a book proposal is no easy feat – especially when you’re competing against an author who’s previously written about the region in question.

Well, without revealing too many details, I’d like to share a little good news. Last week, my acquisitions contact at Avalon Travel informed me that she’d chosen my proposal to submit to the acquisitions committee, which she’ll be doing later this week. So, that’s one hurdle tackled – I just hope the committee likes my proposal, too. After all, I'd like to have some even better news next week!

14 comments:

Bane of Anubis said...

CONGRATS!

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Bane! I'm really hoping this works out... ah, anticipation, you double-edged sword, you.

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Awesome news Laura! "I'm pickin' up good vibrations"

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Deb! Here's hoping...

Susan R. Mills said...

Congratulations, Laura! That is some exciting news. Oh, and about your comment on my post today, please, I totally understand. I've been a little abscent myself recently. It's so hard to keep up when life gets busy. I can't wait to hear how things turn out for you. Best of luck.

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Susan - for the congrats and the understanding. When life gets busy, I guess blogging (or at least, commenting) is the first thing to go!

Natalie said...

YAY! That's great news! Good luck with the rest of the process!

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Natalie! I'll keep all my "peeps" posted. (Oh, how I love alliteration.)

Elaine 'still writing' Smith said...

Good Luck, Laura!
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
Even achieving the first stage must have given you a deserved thrill.
Elaine

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Elaine! I appreciate the lucky vibes... and, yes, even crossing the first hurdle felt good. :-)

Donna Hole said...

OMG, that's so great! I'm not surprised, I must say. Really, after reading your posts, it was only a matter of time.

Thanks for sharing this awesome news with us!

...........dhole

Laura Martone said...

Aw, shucks, Donna. That's very nice of you - really. And, of course, I'd want to share such news with my online buddies. You're some of the most supportive folks I know!

Becky said...

Yea! Good luck! Just catching up with your blog... Glad you're enjoying N.O. I'm an Oregonian now!!

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Becky! I just found out the good news today... I got the job! Yahoo!

I'm lovin' New Orleans, of course... are you happy to be an Oregonian or what? I'm burning with curiosity. :-)