No, I didn’t drop off the face of the earth. I’ve been busy doing edits on My Sweet Thief, and it’s coming along really well. Actually I wasn’t sure but Amy and Karin assure me it’s good, so I’ll take their word for it. Which of course is a huge relief since I have to hand this over to my editor the end of the month.
I also was able to get down the gist of a secondary’s big problem so I could write his story, should my publisher want another story. Yes, I’m being optomistic so I don’t go totally crazy.
And under the heading “what good friends are for–”
Sharon, incredibly prolific author, friend and cp, drops me an email last week and asks if I can get a short story written for a Christmas anthology to be published by Samhain. This Christmas.
It’s very tempting. The market for short western anthologies with romance are virtually non existant. And as Sharon reminded me, having this come out before my first novel could garner more readers. Always a good thing.
All Samhain wants at this point is a proposal–synopsis and first chapter. Note, Sharon can be extremely persuasive.
I let the idea cook and voila, my characters pop into my head, both carrying enough baggage. Then I started writing. First chapter is done, and I have a synopsis that doesn’t suck too badly. At least I know where the story is going. 🙂
So after I polish it one more time, I’ll pop it off to the editor, and get back to the edits on MST. If I’m really lucky, both editors will like my stuff. 🙂
I’ll let you all know…
September 8th, 2006 at 9:18 am · Link
They WILL like it! I’ve read one but not the other, but I have every bit of confidence you’ll do well with both. Get to writing!
September 8th, 2006 at 11:09 am · Link
You’re good for the ego, GF. Thanks! 🙂
September 14th, 2006 at 3:53 am · Link
You’ll do great!!
September 14th, 2006 at 7:25 am · Link
LOL I’m still doing, Michelle. Just got the contract for the short story. Yay!