February 8, 2011

So Close, Yet...Not

Big News! Harper Collins called my home. Harper Collins, as in one of the world’s leading publishing houses!!!
When I saw their name on caller ID I nearly piddled myself with excitement thinking they were calling to tell me they wanted to publish one of my YA books. But then confusion took over and I wondered how they even knew I had an unpublished YA book since I had never contacted them telling that? Could a friend of a friend of a friend’s brother-in-law’s cousin have mentioned to someone who worked there that I write YA books?
I picked up the phone using my most bestselling-author-like voice.
Me: Hello?
HC Person: Is this Representative Boehner’s office?
*pause while confusion boggled my brain, then…*
Me: No, I’m sorry, you have the wrong number.
HC Person: Oh, I’m sorry.
Phone: *click*

That was the closest I’ve ever been to negotiations with a major publishing house.


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4 comments:

exoticat said...

Quadruple LOL! :D :D :D :D Good thing Gio's not commenting or you'd get Boehner jokes.

Ruth Donnelly said...

Aw, talk about dashed hopes! Keep the faith... some day they'll call for real!

Writer Turned Blogger? said...

Thank you, Ruth. Now that they have my number, you never know. ;-)

Serendipity's Library said...

Very funny post! Found your blog on another blog stopping by to say hi! I also enjoyed your post about why you become a writer instead of an artist.