Received 2 Emails

I’m bursting at the seams to tell you the news!
Today I received 2 incredible emails. One sent without any warning.

•    Beyond Blue messaged me that YES, an excerpt from Me and Her: a Memoir of Madness will be published on their website soon, in the category of BIPOLAR DISORDER … Share your stories. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 4 years ago, triggered by stress and anxiety …  I’ll let you know the launch date ASAP.

•    A Publisher emailed me unexpectedly. Somehow they had discovered my website and loved my pro-active approach in finding a Publisher. (I have been Tweeting about my quest on Twitter on a regular basis leaving my http.) They requested I email my full manuscript to them straight away along with my Book Proposal, which I did within the hour. This is almost unheard of in the Publishing Industry!  The Senior Editor said she’ll respond within 2-3 weeks … WOW!

It’s hard to contain my excitement with NEWS like that. Couldn’t wait to Friday to tell you the News!

This afternoon I’ve paced the floors and rang friends and family with my speech speeding up, blurting the news. And I’m writing like Crazy! All classic signs of Hypomania but in my case the symptoms will only be temporary. But I’ll enjoy the buzz while I can.

… But YAY!!

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28 comments to Received 2 Emails

  • Joanna Gaudry

    Wow, that’s great, Karen! Especially since a Publisher approached you directly. Fantastic news about Beyond Blue also. It’s all happening! Hope you feel OK while you wait the next 2-3 weeks for a reply. Joanna :))

  • Thanx Joanna, I will have to distract myself and keep myself incredibly busy! Lucky Year of the Edit starts soon.

  • Bloody fantastic

  • Simone

    Well done and Congrats – the universe works in weird and wonderful ways.

  • Karen, that’s incredible news! The Beyond Blue response was exciting enough, but then to be approached by a Publisher … just amazing! It’s lovely to get such positive feedback, and to know that your voice and story are shining through you blog.

    Good luck keeping distracted over the next few weeks – it’s going to be a tough wait. Just keep writing (that’s my motto, too).

  • Totally awesome news. Good on you, girl. Didn’t I tell you that the book already has a place and is just waiting for the world to catch up. Seems so. Congrats – keep busy and enjoying the buzz. It’s all part of the big picture journey you have toiled so hard to achieve. Sending good vibes your way with a subliminal chant of ‘Publisher, publisher…”

  • That’s amazing! I’m so excited for you!! Wow. A publisher contacting you??! I’m sooooo impressed. And I am also delighted that you are working with Beyond Blue. There are a few people I love with all my heart who have suffered from mental illness and I take my hat off to you for being willing to put yourself out there and change the world 🙂 Blessings.

  • Don’t worry about your sped up speech in this instance. Behaviour normal. That is to be expected in the circumstances. I feel your thrill and excitement. Excellent!!

  • Sue Bond

    Fantastic Karen, just fantastic. You have an amazingly positive and active approach, and it’s paying off.

  • Nicky Strickland

    Hi Karen,

    That is very exciting news – for both projects! Bravo & well done. I’m sure the time will fly by.

  • Sending my best vibe to the Publisher. all appendages crossed!

  • Karly

    I’m so happy for you, excellent news, can’t wait to hear what happens, so lovely to hear something so exciting happening to someone so worthwhile and deserving! well done.

  • Go Karen. You are an inspiration!

  • Gabriel

    That’s fantastic news! Congrats! Hope you get everything you are hoping for!

  • Marian Rigney

    Hi Karen
    Great news. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a favourable response.

  • Shannon John Miller

    Hey Karen,
    It’s very exciting. I’ll be waiting with my pennies to purchase a copy.
    By the way, I’ve just finished my third book. Yay for me.

  • Congrats Shannon, Way to Go!! … You have been busy!

  • Ian

    Great news, Karen. You’re making it look easy. Keep us posted.

  • Congrats, Karen! Maybe that’s what I should do about the book I have sitting here, ready to be read!

    What a great story! I can’t wait to see where it goes from here!


    P.S. I’m looking for guest bloggers for the website. Interested?

  • Wow Karen, what fantastic news! I can’t wait to read the excerpt on Beyond Blue’s website. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you over the two/three week wait for the answer from the publisher’s. Good luck!

  • Hi Cristina, Thanx for your comment. I would love to be a Guest Blogger on your website! Just Tweet me the details.

  • Angela Sunde

    YAY!! Double YAY!! I was so excited to open the webpost. I just knew it was something great for you. Lovely.

  • awesome karen! i’m really looking forwards to the book

  • Lisa

    This is such awesome news Karen! Bloody wonderful!! Congrats 🙂

  • Claire

    fantastic news karen, you are an inspiration 🙂

  • You’re an inspiration Karen. Success comes to those who go out and seek it, who work for it, instead of waiting for it to come to them. Congratulations on achieving so much already.

  • That is brilliant, Karen. I’ll continue to keep my fingers crossed. My father has Bipolar and so I know how rotten it can be. He actually has cancer now and says he would prefer the cancer to the Bipolar. It’s a terrible thing to have. xx

  • robin adolphs

    You’re an inspiration!

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