Saturday, February 2, 2008

WELCOME

This is my very first post in blogland.
Last week I had an offer from Wild Child Publishing to buy one of my manuscripts and I couldn't be more pleased to get one of my stories out there. It's been a long winding road paved with the support of good friends - Nancy, Vanessa, Tawna and Linda. Thanks so much to you all.

I have been submitting and being rejected for about six years and now am more than ready for the next stage. I know from some of the above friends who have been down this path that this could be even more winding and treacherous. When one starts writing, it is with the sunshine dream of leaving the day job and spending one's working hours in a sweet smelling, music filled study, surrounded by one's special, lucky objects. With the passing of the years, the dream turns yellow with age and drops off the page to leave reality - that this is damned hard work and only those who are truly tough and passionate about this game survive. Well, guys, I'm tough and I'm here to stay.

25 comments:

raine said...

Welcome to la-la land, Suzanne!

And HUGE congratulations on that sale!
WOOOOOO!!!!

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks so much for being my first comment. La-la land? I hope it's kind to me.

Suzanne

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Woot! for starting a blog, Suzanne. You're on a great adventure and have entered the threshold to where all of your writing dreams will come true. :D

You're talented and destined to go far. I'm watching the best seller's lists for you name. :D

Wild wave to Raine!!! You and Suzanne special to me. :D I have the utmost respect for both of your writing journeys and love knowing you.



Big Hugs, Nancy/JJ

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Hi Nancy,
As always, your enthusiasm and encouragement are a light in my life. Thanks for being there.

Suzanne

raine said...

Hey, Nancy!!
(waving)

Janet said...

Yayy!! Congratulations on the sale!

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks Janet. I appreciate the support.

Suzanne

Bernita said...

Congratulations and warm welcomes!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

I also want to congratulate you on your blog for your sale. I've been jumping up and down for days. :D You go, girl!!!


Good morning, Suzanne. :D Have a super day. I'm working on my children's story and will send it to you soon.

Wild wave to Raine, whom I must visit too!!! Isn't this fun. :D

Hugs, Nancy

Mel said...

Raine sent me. So...Huge congrats on the sale. Revel in it and let reality slap you in the face later.

tawnafenske said...

Congrats on the sale, and way to keep the dream alive! Yeah, it's not quite as simple as we imagined five or six years ago when we had visions of eating bon-bons and sleeping late as full-time writers, but would we appreciate our little victories as much if it were that simple?

Good luck to you!
Tawna

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks Bernita. I'll put a link to your blog on mine. It's one of the most interesting sites I've seen for a while.

Suzanne

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Nancy,
Don't hurt yourself with all that jumping.

Suzanne

Suzanne Perazzini said...

LOL, Mel at the slap later. I'll be waiting for it. Thanks for the congrats. Do you have a blog?

Suzanne

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Could be right, Tawna. You need to suffer to appreciate the sweetness - however short it may be...?!
So good to see you in here. Visit often.
Many years ago, I was given a bottle of French champagne and I have been keeping it all this while so we could celebrate when I got a contract. And then I completely forgot about it at the crucial moment. Maybe now I have to wait for a print pub contract. Perhaps the bon bons could do instead for now.

Suzanne

Erica Orloff said...

Congrats on your first sale. Enjoy the ride. :-)

Erica

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks so much for dropping in, Erica. Say hello to demon baby for me.

Suzanne

Noniej said...

Wehey Suzanne! Just when I'm getting to know you, you up and leave lol I'm delighted for you, on all fronts! I hope we can keep in touch.

Norah xxxxx

Zoe Winters said...

welcome to blogland!

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Hi Norah. Of course we'll keep in touch. You're a special lady.

Suzanne

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Zoe, good to see you in here. Thanks for dropping by. Do you have a blog?

Suzanne

mmmmmm6 said...

Congrats Suzanne! I followed you over from HQ supers to see your announcement. I have that same writing dream, so you have provided me with my daily inspiration today to keep plugging.
Maureen

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Maureen, thanks for dropping in. It is certainly a tough profession we have decided to embark upon but perseverance is the key. Good luck with your writing and do drop in again.

Suzanne

Robyn Grady said...

WOOHOOOO! Suzanne, I'm so excited for you! If you didn't open the French bubbles, I sure hope you popped a couple of domestic bottles!

May this be the first of many! Meg Congrats!!!

Robbie, waving HI to Tawna!

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Robyn, thanks so much for dropping in and for the congrats. I actually had been keeping a bottle of French bubbles for when I got published but then forgot at the eleventh hour. I'll now keep it for a print pub contract - hope it doesn't go off while it waits.

My fingers are crossed for Tawna.

Suzanne