Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Back on Sub with a CRAZY Idea!

So, I officially went on sub today for The Guardians. Being on sub for the second time is a strange feeling. There's excitement, fear, giddiness, anticipation--all of what I felt the first time I went on sub with DHtP, but it feels magnified times a million! So much so that my Grammy, and resident therapist, was already pep talking me last night about "putting it out of my mind', not getting down and out with rejections, etc.

That's is soooooooo much easier said than done. Especially for me who is highly neurotic and a big time worrier.

Going back on sub is tough for another reason. I didn't talk on my blog about what happened in June/July with DHtP and the submission process. I've talked about it lots on AW, but I'll go for it her. Basically, an editor fell in love with DHtP, and I fell in love with the editor when we talked on the phone--yes, I even got to conference call with this editor, and then the most horrible thing happened. It died in acquisitions. It was very, very devastating.

Since mid July, I haven't been on sub. I was officially on sub with DHtP from late November to July. I've been fine tuning The Guardians, which was the first YA I ever wrote. It's a labor of love to keep with something for so long because you believe in the story and characters.

Anyway, long post short, here's what I'm planning to do if & when I sell......

I seem to favor red heads lately for the MC's in my novels. Cassie, my songbird angel, is redhead, and then so is Cadence, my spitfire in Testament. So, when and if TG sells, I'm going to DYE MY HAIR RED!!!

Yep, that's right. I'm going red! I already have some "cinnamon" lowlites in my hair during the winter months, but if I sell, I'm going full on red!!!

It's about the craziest thing I can think of right now to do when/if I sell.

Whatcha think? Cool or lame idea? Think of something else crazy I can do?

PS. I've also thought of buying an angel costume since TG deals with angels!!! :)


Tere Kirkland said...

I think it's a great idea!

My debut novel (I hope) is on sub right now, so I'm thinking I might cut my really long hair short to donate to Locks of Love when it sells.

My mc has short hair, so it would be appropriate, and I've donated my hair before, but it hasn't been shorter than chin length since I was a kid.

My husband says I should do it, but that I should shave my head!

Better get my author photo taken soon. ;)

Annie McElfresh said...

That would be friggin Awesome!!! :LOL

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Good luck! Can't wait to see the red hair.

Anonymous said...

You'd look great with red hair. And I hope it happens sooner rather than later.

Melissa said...

I've had my hair red before, it's great. That's really exciting about being on sub. Sorry to hear about DHtP.

Good luck!

Emy Shin said...

Dying your hair red is so, so cool. Good luck with submissions!

Melanie said...

Not crazy at all! I think it's a super cool idea. And here's my promise to myself, if and when I sell my first novel, I'm going to get a tattoo of the cover of Twilight (the one with the hands holding the apple and put the letters TYSM). DON'T LAUGH AT ME!!! I'm no longer insanely crazy over Twilight (like I was), but the woman inspired me to write, so it's my way of saying Thank You Stephenie Meyers. Still think you're crazy or do I make you sound quite sane? LOL

Krista Ashe said...

Aw, Tere, I think that sounds like an amazing idea! I've always wanted to be able to grow my hair long enough to do that, but unfortunately, it just won't! Best of luck with it tho! And best of luck on sub!!!!!

Thanks for all the well wishes, Annie, Medeia, Emy, and Melissa!

Melanie, er, uh, not crazy at all! Snort. I've also made a deal with myself that I can get a tat when I sell. I want a magnolia tho, since I like to consider myself a steel magnolia. But I feel ya on the Smeyer props. I never imagined myself writing YA until I read Twilight in late Oct, early Nov 2008, and that's when I got the idea for The Guardians, and I wrote it in late Nov to January. So, I owe her props too, but I'm not sure I'l do a tat, but I CAN'T wait to see yours!!!

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Hayley said...

I think dying your hair is an awesome idea! I always kind of wished I'd been born a redhead, haha.

Good luck with the whole process!!