Sunday, October 10, 2010

ahem...

...i have a small announcement to make.

I AM GOING TO BE AN AUTHOR WHEN I GROW UP!!!
because my book is getting published!

i am so excited to share this news: i am officially a Bloomsbury girl!


here is my fancy announcement from PM:
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"Erin Lange's debut BUTTER, about a lonely 423-pound boy who decides to eat himself to death live on the Internet, and the bullies who become macabre cheerleaders for his plan, to Caroline Abbey at Bloomsbury, by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (NA)."

this is so completely unreal that i don't know where to begin.
i know a longer post will be in order soon, but if i tried today it would just be gibberish, and i might get tears all over my laptop.

so for now, i just want to say:
my agent rocks. my editor rocks. bloomsbury rocks.
and all of you writers and readers are pretty freaking amazing too. i'm so blown away to be part of the publishing community.

and now i finally have to suck it up and join twitter, like... today.

UPDATE: here is my agent's post about the deal. (link! click it!) it gives a summary of our "path to publication" and a hint of how crazy our submission process was!

21 comments:

Jess said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Marieke said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That's just AMAZING!!! :D

Vee said...

WOOHOO! Massive congratulations. So excited for you :D

Michelle said...

I love the premise of the book!

Congrats!

Joann Swanson said...

CONGRATS! I figured you sell quickly. The first chapter of Butter captured me all those months ago and I CANNOT WAIT TO BUY IT!!! YAY!!!

Nomes said...

wahoo! i am so very excited and intrigued and cant wait to read it!

very very cool :)

(especially after reading your nano post :)

erinjade said...

Thanks so much everyone! :D

Kate Hart said...

Oh, that's why i wasn't following you already - you weren't there! Congrats again, so super excited for you. I've been wanting to read Butter since I first saw the query in QLH.

SusanneWrites said...

Congratulations!!! :D

Kaitlin Ward said...

Congrats!!!

Melanie said...

YAY!!!! That book sounds amazing. What a clever concept/story. Congrats to you and your success. Hope you keep us posted on the rest of this journey!

erinjade said...

thank you so much! you are all made of awesome!

Chanelle said...

Congratulations!!

Jamie B said...

CONGRATS!!! I remember your query from AW and I knew this would be a huge success!!!

Bri said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to read this book :)

Bee said...

OMG! This is the best news I've heard in two weeks. Yay, you're going to be an author when you grow up!

erinjade said...

thank you so much everyone!!

update: i added a link to my agent's post about the deal. she is made of awesome.

Shveta Thakrar said...

Just saw this on your agent's blog. :D I remember reading the query in QLH and loving it. I'm so happy for you!

erinjade said...

Oh thank you so much!

Sajidah said...

Erin, it's really wonderfully weird that your happy "newses" are often the first things I happen to read when I return to blogland. Soooo happy for you! And keep us updated - I'm going to buy your book as soon as it comes out. Its sounds different and much needed. Can't wait!

erinjade said...

Sajidah, that IS wonderfully weird! :D and thank you so much!