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I have been sitting on this news for at least a month and the possibility of this news for two months and it has been AGONY so without further ado:

"Tor Takes Debut Fantasy Trilogy by Doore

Diana Pho, an editor at Tor, acquired world rights for K.A. Doore’s debut fantasy trilogy, Assassins of Ghadid, in a deal brokered by Kurestin Armada of P.S. Literary. According to Armada, the trilogy centers on a desert city “where control over water means control over both life and magic itself.” Pho added that Doore’s work draws on “the cultures of sub-Saharan Africa and ancient Egypt” as well as queer romance. The publisher expects to begin publishing the books in winter 2019."

You can read the announcement in all of its gorgeous, Publisher's Weekly glory here if for some reason you don't believe me. I wouldn't blame you. I don't believe me.


Now that you've read that.








I can't even. I've had two whole months to digest this and I still can't even. I know it's a cliche, but I have been writing and rewriting and editing and re-editing books since sixth grade. Since graduating college I have written/re-written a book almost every year and four (five?) years ago I started querying. I have almost given up so many times and I have wondered how long it would take, if it ever would, if it was worth not pursuing another career path, and I have suffered through a shit ton of self doubt and I have gotten my hopes up and crushed and received so many form rejections and then real(!!) rejections and and and

This is only the beginning, I hope. The start of a real, honest to god career. Please, please please, because I have so many more stories to write.

But before all that, I have a book to write (while somehow keeping an infant alive), because of course the one I have done will be the second book, of course.

<3 <3 <3

Date: 2016-12-17 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lantairvlea.livejournal.com
Congratulations! That is terribly exciting news! Is the advance enough for you to quit the day job?

Date: 2016-12-17 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spryng.livejournal.com

I wish! No, not even close,  especially spread out over several years, but it's a nice start. :)

Date: 2016-12-17 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lantairvlea.livejournal.com
Well hopefully your maternity leave allows you to get a good chunk ahead on your writing and the day job isn't too demanding. Of course the all-consuming job of an infant is omnipresent, but may her sleep schedule steady and she be a child who enjoys naps! (Child #1 hated them, Child #2 did pretty good just laying himself down when tired, hoping #3 takes after #2!)

Date: 2016-12-17 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spryng.livejournal.com
I'd been planning on going back to work part time before this and now I am so so glad for that. Mat leave has been kind of helpful, but not as much as I expected, because when the baby's asleep I just want to hold her, which is not conducive to writing. But she does nap! Thankfully.

Date: 2016-12-17 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lantairvlea.livejournal.com
Haha, yes. Nothing weighs one down like a baby sleeping on your chest. You could get up. You could put the baby down. But she's so content and peaceful and warm! I have fallen victim to it many a time and will again in the coming year I am sure!

Date: 2016-12-17 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shoebox-addict.livejournal.com
This is such exciting news!! Congratulations! :D

Date: 2016-12-17 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spryng.livejournal.com
Thank you! <3

Date: 2016-12-17 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ukelelehip.livejournal.com
How WONDERFUL!! Massive congratulations!!

Date: 2016-12-17 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spryng.livejournal.com
Thank you!!

Date: 2016-12-17 07:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] falena

Wow! Congratulations!

Date: 2016-12-17 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spryng.livejournal.com
Thank you! :)

Date: 2016-12-17 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lowbgal.livejournal.com

Congrats! I hope i will get a copy here in Hong Kong.

Date: 2016-12-17 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladibug21.livejournal.com
How exciting!!! My old hs buddy is a SAHM and author. She's been making a living that way for 10 years.

Date: 2016-12-18 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] swanduckling.livejournal.com
Congrats! That's awesome news!

Date: 2016-12-18 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onelargecat.livejournal.com
Wow congrats!!!!

Date: 2016-12-23 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spreadsothin.livejournal.com
This is so wonderful. A baby, a book deal- wow!
You've been working hard for so long and it's paying off. So, so, so, great and inspiring.

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