Exciting News!

AQSI’m packing like a mad woman getting ready to fly to Houston for Quilt Market, and at the last minute, I’ve received some super exciting news! While I was in Des Moines, I submitted a book proposal to the executive book editor for AQS, and I was excited to read What a Great Show on the AQS Publishing Blog. The pertinent part of that post was this:

My week was spent meeting authors old, new and wanna-be, and every single one was delightful. We received interesting proposals and scoured the vendors for what’s hot and what will be The Next Big Thing. Too much fun to call it work!

I spent the time since Des Moines, and especially since reading that blog post, hoping that my proposal was one of the “interesting” ones. The editor really seemed very receptive to my proposal and ideas when I met with her, and very friendly and easy to work with. I left our meeting feeling pretty good about it all, but you know how things like this are; sometimes you have the utmost confidence that it will all go your way, and other days are the exact opposite! Writing a book is a lot of work (and a lot of quilting!), but it’s something I’ve been working on and toward for a number of years now.

After what has seemed the longest week and a half ever, the editor emailed me this evening to say that AQS wants to publish my book!!! OMG! Can you believe it? I almost can’t! We were out for a family dinner at Wingers when I got the email, and I was so excited, I almost bounced out of my chair! I don’t know when it will be out (it’s not even ready to submit completely yet, of course), and I don’t know what they’ll decide the title will be or anything yet, but I couldn’t wait to share the news! The editor wrote in her email:

Congratulations! Bet you fly to Houston on your own steam!

She’s sure right about that! I’m off to finish packing now, and then go to bed since I have to be up soooo early for the flight, but I just know I won’t be able to sleep at all tonight! I won’t promise to blog from Houston (though I will try), but I will try to take lots of pics and notes to share when I get back…See you on the other side!

10 thoughts on “Exciting News!

  1. Congratulations, Nadine! You just can’t know how excited I am for you! I just knew your proposal was terrific and the editors AND the publisher would love it!

    I don’t think we’ll be able to stop talking all the way to Houston tomorrow!!!

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  2. This news is very inspiring on many levels. Keep believing in yourself Nadine. AQS – how prestigious! And I will be first in line (even if only in cyberspace) for an autographed copy!!

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  3. Congratulations on the acceptance of your book proposal!! How cool will it be to be able to feature YOUR OWN BOOK on the Library Thing! Godspeed on getting the manuscript done!

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  4. Thanks Kelly! I’ll have that autographed copy waitin’ for ya! 🙂

    Thanks Dawn!

    Vivian, I hadn’t thought that far ahead, but you’re right, THAT will be super cool! Thanks for the congrats!

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