Always wish upon a shooting star…

On January 31, 2011 by Aimee

And an eyelash on your finger. If it doesn’t work, no big deal. If it does? Well ….

I saw a shooting star Friday night. Yep. The fam and I were heading out to dinner with a few other family members and as we pulled away from our driveway, it flew.

From the top of the sky, to an ‘inch’ off the horizon, one bright light, arced its way through the blackness of the night. I immediately called out “Shooting star! Make a wish!” Β only to have everyone say “Where?! Where?!”

I’d been the only one to see it.

I’d been the only one to make a wish upon it.

And wish, I did.

Then Sunday afternoon, I got this little, teeny, tiny, eensy, weency bit of feedback about Little White Lies, from an EDITOR.

I’ve read Little White Lies and greatly enjoyed it. I particularly liked the way you kept the mystery going through so much of the book. You kept this reader hooked.

And later, this:

I’m very interested in proposing Little White Lies to my senior editor for a contract…

Now, if you know anything about the publishing industry, know this: Editors are at the top of the heap. They are the decision makers, or at least they make the recommendations up to the had honchos.

In order to go forward, there are two ‘issues’ I’d need to contend with (not unexpected) and my solutions for them both were relatively minor. The question remains, will they be enough?

If not, that’s okay because this message was not a rejection!!!!!!!! ::dancing:: ::clapping:: ::shouting::

If they are? Then more talk will come. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

This is not a done deal … faaaaaaaaaaaaar from it. And that’s okay!

But I got my wish.

I got an editor to like me. πŸ™‚ I got a ‘non-rejection’.

So the next time you see a shooting star … wish upon it. You just never know what will happen.