Thursday, August 10, 2006

Success Story

Dear Evil Editor:

I wanted to thank you once again for having a go at my query (
Soul Haven, I disremember which number it was [69]).

Also, I'm pleased to report that
Soul Haven has just been accepted for publication through a reputable e-book publisher (Wild Child Publishing) who is moving into print books this fall and intends to include my novel among its first print offerings.

So -- many thanks to you and the rest of the Minions for the assistance, which came not only in your critique of my query, but also in general encouragement (do not think I can't see through that gold exterior to your heart of evil... er, scratch that; reverse it).

Thank you!

S. W. Vaughn, a.k.a. Sonja Baines, a.k.a. -- screw all, I just don't know any more. Call me Ishmael.



Evil Editor is pleased if an author merely gets a manuscript request after coming here. Let us know when the book is available.

21 comments:

braun said...

Wow, congrats!

Anonymous said...

This gives me hope! Congratulations on your achievement!

spongey437 said...

Congratulations!

I think it would be great if Ms. Vaugn/Baines/Screw-it/Ishmael would provide us with the final version of the query letter that she ended up sending out. I think it would give people a good idea of how to deal with changes and comments that are made to our queries.

HawkOwl said...

How embiggening for you. :)

Cathy said...

Ishmael --

Great news! As promised, I will buy two copies of your e-book (and give one to a friend).

Writers supporting writers by encouraging publishers to sign new writers!

Congratulations,

Cathy

Bernita said...

Sweet news.

Cheryl Mills said...

Awesome news!
Congrats!

Nut said...

Congrats, ones again.

All praise the wonderous EE!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

EE and minions,

Add me to your success list--at least with EE and the minions' help, my query garnered a request for a partial.

I'm remaining anonymous until I have great news, where I can send you to the deal lunch and you can read about the sale by an agent of my mss to a publisher. (Knock on wood).

Nut said...

anon 6:11: Yay! And good luck.

McKoala said...

Congratulations! Keep us up to date so we can buy it.

hawkowl...embiggening...lol

S. W. Vaughn said...

Thanks all! I'm excited. Really appreciated all of the comments and insights on my query letter!

Hawkowl, thank you for the new word! :-)

Congrats, anon. #2, and good luck with your partial!

HawkOwl said...

You guys don't watch the Simpsons? "Embiggen" is a perfectly promulent word. Just like "disremember." LOL

Kiskadee said...

Congratulations! And guess what - I wrote a Guess the Plot for Soul Haven (the one about the amulet).

Cayendi said...

Congratulations :)

Anonymous said...

Sixxxxxxty niiiinnnne!!!

Chumplet said...

Super! Congratulations, Ishmael!

Chumplet said...

Well, I'm one step closer to your success, at least. I checked my email at lunch and received a request for two chapters. And yes, EE, I changed the title.

Zombie Deathfish said...

Yay for Ishmael! Yay for everyone!

Virginia Miss said...

Woo, hoo! Congrats. Please, please share the query that landed you a deal!

Nut said...

Wow, chumptlet, congrats! What's this make, 3 in one post? Cool...

All praise EE, the miracle dude, and all that...

Now to celebrate fellow minions success... Banan punch? Tried that, I think its spoiled. Banana tea? Nah, not a celebration drink. I know, Banana tree bark liquor, with a hint of hazelnut(the drink's not alchoholic, but I slaughtered the hazelnut with me bare hands).

Yay, fellow minions! And thanks for giving the rest of us a reason to rejoice, and hope.

(dances around, with a bottle of... stuff)