Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Just keep swimming

Whew! It really sounded like a good idea at the time. See, I was flush with success following the acceptance by AMP/Aurora Regency, so I just thought I'd send off my paranormal mystery to Lyrical. I liked their books and their authors seemed very happy. They were at their 2 year anniversary and doing well. I'd heard they had a brutal editing process, but that only makes a book stronger.

It didn't matter anyway. They were sure to reject me. Nobody was more stunned to get an acceptance. I was thrilled. I was giddy. Life was good.

Be careful what you ask for. Soon I was filling out two sets of author packets and contracts and cover art forms, etc. Yow!

Then I started panicking a bit about editing. I reminded myself that I have two children in school with sports, 4H, scouts, and a farm to run. I'm the personification of multi-tasking. I can do this.

So yesterday I sent off first edits on Prudence and today I'm working on First Ghost edits. I have until the 22nd, but I want them done this week because I have eggs due to hatch this weekend. Soon I'll have a brooder full of ducklings. Just one more thing to add to my dish.

Cute duckling pics to follow!


  1. OMG! That's so awesome!!! You'll find the time!! Can't wait for them. I still hate that I never got your Bad Genie book :(
    I'll look for updates on these for sure!
    *runs away singing Delta Dawn* ;)

  2. Curse you bug! Now I have that song stuck in my head.

    One thing I'll add here gradually is free fiction. I intend to put Bad Genie up since it isn't in print anymore.

  3. Wow - many congrats on both of your deals! How exciting...even with the editing stress. ;-)