Thursday, November 30, 2006

Wow! Another sale!

November 19, 2006 - Sunday night, about 9pm. I'd just finished the first draft of Quinn's Curse and was pretty stoked! I went to check my e-mails before turning in early - and there is an e-mail from Ellora's Cave!!! OMG. I'd been waiting to hear back on my submission for their 2007 Cavemen anthology and was so excited to find out that Taste of Honey was accepted!!! Yay!! My hands were shaking, I was so excited. Needless to say, I didn't sleep much that night either. These late night e-mails are killing me. But I hope they keep coming !


Saturday, November 11, 2006

Roller Coaster Ride

November 11, 2006

I sold my first manuscript to Samhain Publishing! My road to publication, as with most writers, has been a roller coaster ride. Lots of pages written. Lots of requests. Lots of rejections. When I got the e-mail offering me a contract, I had to re-read it several times. Where was the but?? "I had the opportunity to read your manuscript, but..." "Your characters were well-drawn, but..." The story is well-written, but..."

This e-mail had no but. There was an and! "I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story AND I would like to offer you a contract." Huh? Really? Of course, it didn't help that this was about 1 am, I couldn't sleep, took some aspirin and decided to check e-mails while the pain reliever kicked in. I rubbed my eyes and read it again. I couldn't even yell and scream and jump up and down because there are apartments above and below me. I did the silent dance on my couch and then woke up my husband.

I hope you'll check back from time to time. I can't promise to post daily - I have to work on my next manuscript. But the road is still up and down. We have to change the title, so I can't even post a title or release date yet. But I'll let you know as soon as I do.