Thursday, 21 October 2010

A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

I've held off telling people my news (although some have found out) but I think I can shout from the rooftops now that contracts and addendums are signed.

Clarissa Draper's (that's me) mystery series has been picked up by WiDo Publishing! I say series because they not only want the first Evans/Blackwell novel but access to the rest as well. YAY!  

What does that mean?

Lots of work. Lots and lots and lots.

I really have to thank Karen (Coming Down the Mountain) and Allie for holding that contest. And for my wonderful critiquing buddies at The Next Big Writer (Mike, Jessica, Jeni, Tirz, Carolyn, Verity, Laker, and Susan) for putting up with my story again and again until I got it right.

That doesn't mean I don't have a truckload of editing ahead. It'll be probably a year before the book comes out and in the meantime, I plan to keep writing, editing, blogging and spending time with all those that visit me here everyday. I will share all the ups and downs on the road to the finished product and beyond.

I really appreciate the support from my blogging community. Thank you!

88 comments:

  1. Way to go Clarissa! Big thumbs up and grins!!

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  2. Hey this is wonderful news Clarissa. You've worked so hard and certainly deserve this break. I'm sure your series will be awesome. Lots of hard work ahead, but by now you're used to it!!

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  3. Great news!! Congratulations!!

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  4. STANDING OVATIONS! :))))
    Congrats on this outstanding success, you really really deserve this!

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  5. Clarissa - WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Congratulations!! I am so very happy for you. I know you'll be a real success.

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  6. Yay! Congratulations to you!!

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  7. That's great news! I wish you all the best and hope to join you in paid publication someday soon.

    I guess I'm still somewhat new to the blogosphere so I did not even know that you had written such stories. I will most definitely be on the lookout for your work.

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  8. Thanks, everyone, I'm really happy about this. I hope people will like the first book when it comes out.

    CD

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  9. I really wish you the best of luck. Hope everything turns out just like you dream it does.

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  10. Congratulations! That's fine news indeed.

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  11. Woo-hoo! That's awesome news. Congrats!! :)

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  12. Congratulations! That's so exciting! Good luck with it!

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  13. Way awesome, Clarissa! I'm so happy for you. Congratulations. I can't wait to buy it. Good luck!

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  14. Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

    Congratulations. I'm so happy for you.

    Karen's contest was a wonderful opportunity and I'm glad it worked in your favor.

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  15. Can you see me doing a GREAT BIG HAPPY dance here? :D Way to go my friend. Congratulations.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  16. YAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYYAAYYAYA!!!

    YAY!!

    Awwww Clarissa Draper!! Wow!! I am doing a little jig around my desk just for you!! Yay!!! I'm so sosososoososososooso happy for you!! Well done you!!! Yay!!! :-) Woooo-hoooo!!!!

    Sangria time!! Or is it Tequila?!?! Whatever - ENJOY!!! lol!

    Take care
    x

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  17. Go Clarissa! That's awesome. I'm so happy for you. *smiling at the computer screen and getting weird stares from my sister* As soon as your book comes out I'm buying it. I haven't read a great many mysterious besides Lois Duncan books but I'm willing to step into a new genre. :)

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  18. Now that really IS special! Congratulations on your well deserved success.

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  19. Thank you. I just want to cry at all the support I'm getting. I think I will have both Sangria and Tequila! I hope everyone does like the finished product.

    CD

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  20. Congratulations! That's fantastic news!

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  21. Oh, Clarissa, I'm SO happy for you! What fantastic news! I hope you find a great weay to celebrate and I can't wait to read your books!

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  22. What incredibly good news! Roni Loren at Fiction Groupie announced she got a book contract today too. I'm going to take this as good news for us all--maybe the publishing business is finally opening up to new writers again. Yay! Congratulations!!!

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  23. Congratulations! This is great news :)

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  24. Clarissa this feels like a personal victory for me. You totally rock! Congratulations this is the 2nd good news I have heard today Woot Woot

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  25. congratulations, Clarissa, that is way cool:)

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  26. Massive congratulations!!!!!!!!!! That's so awesome!

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  27. Oh thats wonderful!! I'm so very happy for you. I'll help support you any way i can!

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  28. Awesome job, Clarissa! Well done indeed!

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  29. Wow, so many wonderful thoughts! THank you, thank you, thank you!

    CD

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  30. WHHOOOOOOOOOO!!!HHHHOOOOOOO!!!!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! :)

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  31. Yeah!
    congratulations!
    I'm so happy for you...

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  32. Big Congratulations! What awesome news. Best of everything.

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  33. Biiiiiiig Applause, Clarissa! Waaaay to go, girl! I'm excited for you!

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  34. OMGosh Clarissa! That's awesome! I'm soooo happy for you! When I read your post I did a happy dance in the living room and threw confetti. Now I have to clean it up, but hey, you're more than worth it! Seriously, fantastic! :D

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  35. CONGRATULATIONS Clarissa. I am so happy for you. This is wonderful, awesome news. Way to go!!!!

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  36. What is so very COOL is that this came from my Lettuce Write submission contest, and now I feel like a proud mama! And can I just say that Allie absolutely LOVED your submission. She did the laughing thing, and the way excited thing, and the calling me up thing to say We Must Publish This!!

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  37. Congratulations, Clarissa! That's fantastic!!

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  38. Wow, I'm overwhelmed. I can't believe the support! I shouldn't be surprised because I know what a great community writers are.

    And yes, Karen, it's thanks to your contest. I will never forget that.

    CD

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  39. I couldn't be happier if it had happened to me.

    Hard work and talent should always be rewarded- I am so happy it is being.

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  40. Congrats!

    (This is crazy: Alex is going to make me read Sci-fi and you're going to make me reead mystery. lol)

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  41. Wow, that's so cool. Congratulations!!!

    Rach

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  42. That is the BEST news! Congratulations! :O

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  43. Congratulations! I'm very happy for you! Well done!

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  44. Congratulations, great news!

    I keep looking at the Next Big Writer ... Might take the plunge once NaNo is over.

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  45. Yay! Big congratulations!!! So well deserved, and I am thrilled for you. Can't wait to actually buy your book :)

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  46. Wonderful news! Congratulations!!!

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  47. CONGRATULATIONS, CLARISSA! That's totally amazing! :D

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  48. Clarissa you're amazing! Congratulations!!! How amazing!

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  49. That's such fantastic news! Congratulations!

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  50. ROCK ON!!! That is awesome news--Congrats, C! Can't wait to see them in print~ :o)

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  51. Congratulations, Clarissa! That is awesome.

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  52. This is FANTASTIC news!! Congrats!

    By the way, I've given you a blog award--I posted it on my blog today. ;)

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  53. I may be the last in a string of commenters, but my wishes for your success are right on top.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  54. Yeah! That is super duper awesome. I am so happy for you.

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  55. WOOT! Many congrats to you!!!!

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  56. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is absolutely FABULOUS news!!! Well done, good for you and welcome to deadlines and demands! (they are good in more ways than they are bad)

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  57. Faboo! Congrats and best wishes for all that editing that lies ahead.

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  58. How wonderful. I look forward to seeing them in print!

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  59. YAAAAY!!!! Massive congrats - very exciting. I hope you're doing some celebrating!

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  60. How wonderful for you!

    And I bet your editing will feel like a piece of cake now that you know the novel is sold!

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  61. Ahhhhhh!!! CONGRATS!!! That's great news!

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  62. Congratulations! Fab news and well done to you.

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  63. Not that my comment (#74) matters, but I am so proud of you and excited. YOU GO, Girl. Yay!

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  64. Just wanted to stop in and say Congratulations! Be sure to keep us film bloggers up to date on your book. We may love movies, but books are always welcome and appreciated!

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  65. Yay! That is soooo great. Just reading about it put a huge smile on my face. Congratulations.

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  66. Clarissa, this is such fantastic news!! Congrats!!!

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  67. Clarissa,
    Congrats, how wonderful you must be jumping for joy~ Come back to reality soon, I look forward to reading your work~

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  68. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!

    Clarissa, I am virtually jumping for joy and throwing confetti. This is such awesome news! Congratulations.

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  69. Excellent suggestions, I want to read 'The Cat Who...' series :-)

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  70. I always post in the wrong spot! In this one, I want to say - Well done! You've put in so much hard work, you deserve it. Can't wait to read your published SERIES!

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  71. Whoooo! Congrats!!! How awesome that they love your characters, and writing, so much that they are picking it up as a series!

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  72. Wow, Congratulations, Clarissa. I'm sure glad I scrolled back to see what I'd missed while I was gadding about the country instead of visiting my favorite blogs. This is great news.

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  73. Congrats, Clarissa! Read it over at Karen's blog but wanted to come here to say "WOOOHOOO!" Great news! I don't know if I can wait a year...I had started reading some of it when you had it on the blog. That's how I knew I wasn't going to be the winner. Yours was so terrific! I didn't get all the way through it, but even if I had, I still would be purchasing it! So excited for you!

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  74. I hope better late than never holds in this instance. I haven't been online much lately - better known as "out of the loop."

    Congratulations, Clarissa!!! Fabulous, fantastic, awesome news! :)

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  75. Yahoo! Congratulations! WiDo looks like a great publisher- I'm so happy for you!

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  76. Yay! I just read the news over at Karen's blog! So so so happy for you! I'll definitely be buying your book. :) Congratulations!

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