Janette Kenny

Actually on schedule

Hard to believe, but I really did finish my short story for Samhain, at least the first draft of it. Yay!

It’s been a spell since I wrote a short story, so I did a lot of feeling my way through it in parts. Plus, this story’s word count falls between what I wrote before in a short, and shorter than novella length, so that posed special problems to get a plot that wasn’t bloated yet had a story and arc and all that good story stuff to carry it through and leave the reader with a smile.

I have a lot of tweaking to do before sending it off to my editor, but I can get that done quickly (she said with fingers crossed. ) 🙂

If all goes well and the editor actually likes it, it’ll be available Dec 19 at Samhain as a download. I’ll know more later and should have a cover to put up by next month. I think.

I’ve gotta tell you I’m looking forward to not having any deadline for a while. There are things around the house that are desperately crying out for attention, and I could also use a rest from the hectic pace.

So that’s the update for now.

6 comments to “Actually on schedule”

  1. cathy
    October 8th, 2006 at 2:05 pm · Link

    As a non-writer, I can only imagine the relief when a story line wraps up. Congrats. Samhain does such a great job with their book selections, can we look forward to some excerpts????

  2. Jan
    October 8th, 2006 at 2:19 pm · Link

    Sure, as soon as my editor okays it, Cathy. 🙂 I’ll put a teaser up on my books page. I’m sure impressed with Saimhain’s entire set up. Very good for the author, and the readers out there.

  3. Karin
    October 10th, 2006 at 7:49 pm · Link

    Yay! on the writing.

  4. Jan
    October 10th, 2006 at 9:24 pm · Link

    🙂 So far, Karin. If I hear positively from my editors, it’ll be a big yay, lol.

  5. Michelle Diener
    October 15th, 2006 at 5:35 am · Link

    Congrats, Jan. And having seen that rocking cover, I know this story is going to do well!

  6. Jan
    October 15th, 2006 at 8:49 am · Link

    Michelle, I love both the hot cowboys on my covers. 🙂

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