Holy crap how did I not see this till now? I swear stickying threads has the exact opposite effect for me.
Congrats man! You're a great guy and deserve an accomplishment like this.
Feel free to PM me if you need help with anything?
Did you get an agent or just free lance submit?
Aw man I could've really helped you with some people I know now... not to mention how frustrating the query process can be. And the following proposal process can be even worse.
Since it's your first, you might want to consider making some publicist friends that will use their contacts to send out press releases on your behalf for free. When I was a puppy I banged one for mine to get into a bunch of magazines lol (serious).
Anyway, congrats and feel free to hit me up