I can’t tell you all how happy and emotional I am to tell you that today I signed a contract with a literary agent! Yes, read that again if you must. It’s true, Faith O Grady, from the Lisa Richards Agency will take my memoir and do her best to find it a home.
When I began to write this blog, over six years ago, I regularly posted asking questions such as “Is a blogger a writer?” or my biggest conundrum, “Must I be published to call myself a writer?” Each time I asked, you, my readers, answered, (probably at times shaking your heads, thinking, oh for goodness sake, get over yourself), but you always answered, with encouragement and kindness.
Then there were those in Facebook land, many of who know me in real life, but many more who I have never met. You too encouraged me regularly with kind comments, likes and emoji’s.
So, tonight, it being a Friday night I’d like you all to join me in my celebrations, because quite honestly, I couldn’t have done it without you.
Thank you one and all, family, friends, writer friends and online friends.
And a final acknowledgement to two very special people who will not be there tonight when I pour myself a glass of wine. My lovely, kind, caring dad, who himself was a most wonderful writer and my amazing, strong beautiful mum.
I hope, wherever you are, you are both smiling tonight.
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Yay!! Congratulations, Tric…pour yourself a large glass!
Thank you Sue. One of my daughters bought me a bottle of prosecco which will be opened shortly! And thank you for always reading and commenting. I really do appreciate it.
Comhghairdeas dear friend!!! That’s wonderful!!
Oh Charlene, I love your Irish congratulations. ‘Go raibh míle maith agat’ Thanks a million, you have been with me here on the blog a long time.
Huge congrats, Tric!
Thanks a million. I’m thrilled and more than a little gobsmacked.
Fantastic news 🙂
Thanks Sara. We’ll just have to wait and see now if Faith can find it a home. Fingers crossed.
Have everything crossed for you 🤞🏻
Congratulations Tric, you deserve this 🙂
Thanks Irene. I’m not sure about deserving it, but hopefully I’ll do a good job of the book and people will enjoy reading it.
I’m sure, that people will enjoy reading your book, Tric 🙂
You are using so much humor in your writing, which attracts many.
Brilliant news Tric I’m so delighted for you well deserved
Thanks Marie. An exciting new chapter and hopefully I’ll get a publisher.
Thanks a million Marie. X
what a huge leap forward, Tric! I always knew it was coming, just a matter of time. here’s to mum and dad and you, the 3 of you! I can say I knew you when……)
Thanks Beth, for your many likes, comments and friendship here from the start. You helped make this happen.
Great news Tric, best wishes, I hope you get to achieve all you wish for.
Fingers crossed Michael. It’s lovely to have an agent happy with my writing, especially as I’m often not 100% happy with it myself.
I think most writers say that which is good as won’t ever become complacent.
Good luck with it all
well done, tric – that’s great news !
Whoop whoop Duncan. I don’t think you can ever know how much your support and encouragement helped me continue here in my early days online. X
Thanks Mick. It’s great to be on the road at last.
Thanks a million and also for always being there with a comment and like.
Oh, Tric!! That’s just the very best news, congratulations, I’m absolutely thrilled for you, thrilled!! 🙂
Thanks Nicola. I’m delighted and feel very lucky to have got this far.
OMGOLLY TRIC!!!! This is amazing!!!!! Congratulations! SO much congratulations!!!! ❤
Thank you Coleen. I knew you’d be delighted.
I am more than delighted. I am so looking forward to your work. 🙂
Best news I’ve heard all year Tric. Your folks would’ve been so proud – and so am I. Can’t wait to see you soar from here 😀 Tx
Shucks Tara, you’re too kind. One small step at a time, but I am not foolish and know this is a moment to celebrate. Not sure when I’ll stop though!
SO excited for you Tric – what wonderful news!
Thanks Marie. I’m delighted.
Many congratulations, I’m so happy for you.
Thanks Mary. It’s amazing alright. Can’t quite get my head around it yet.
Oh I am so excited and thrilled to read this wonderful news Tric. It is entirely deserved and I can’t wait to read the book. There is nothing I adore more than seeing people who spend most of their time championing the achievements of others have thrilling successes like these. Sending you hugs and lots and lots of love. Ciara xxx
Thank you Ciara. You are so kind. I’m blown away by all the support and kindness I’ve got since I posted this. People are wonderful.
That is wonderful news! I look forward to reading your memoir soon! I will celebrate with you when I get home. I really needed a reason for a glass of wine, that is beside the fact that I just wanted one!
Thanks Corina. And cheers. It would be rude to let you drink alone. 😀
Wow. That’s amazing, tric. I knew your time would time in good sweet time. All the very best to you 🙂
Thanks a million. Over a week later and still I can’t quite get my head around it.