Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bottoms up to Calistro

I was going to come and talk about orchids and packaging today…

…and then I read Calistro’s post and now I can’t be bothered to tell you the drivel I had planned because it’s not nearly as exciting as …

…Calistro having an agent who ‘absolutely loved’ her book and I’m really, really excited for her.

I do feel a warm glow at predicting at Manchester Novel Racer meet back in … April/May I think, that Cal would be next and it feels particularly good to say ‘I told you so’. I know there are no hard and fast rules to these things, but it seems to me that Cal did it right. Of course, there’s not a right way to do it but if there were, this would be it.

Serving one’s apprentice in the short story market: selling, being placed and getting commended, demonstrates writing ability and seriousness to one’s attitude (despite the fact that the short story is such a different beast to the novel.)

Fantastic news.

5 comments:

Calistro said...

Aw, thanks JJ :o)

SpiralSkies said...

Isn't it fabulous? I'm still smiling a day after I read her news :0)

Lane said...

It's great news isn't it!:-)

Pat Posner said...

I fourth the comments!
I'm so pleased for Cal!
And clever you with your prediction, JJ.

Yvonne said...

I agree completely, Cal has done everything right along the road to publishing - and with a full time job! Don't know how she does it.