April 26, 2012

My first publishing contract!

I am happy to report that after receiving two contract offers I have accepted a publishing contract with Etopia Press! I am very happy with my decision even though I stressed over it for about two weeks while I waited for a third to respond. In the end, I went with the publisher that told me what I needed to fix as opposed to the editor that told me what she loved. I'm not sure why this is. I guess in my mind I know my manuscript isn't perfect and I really wanted someone to help me mold it into something spectacular. Also, the company I chose produces their books in print and in ebook whereas the other company does not. Call me old fashion but I want a hard copy of my book. I want something in my hand to show for my effort. I want a pretty book to put on my bookshelf and to be able to say it is ALL MINE.

So what's next for me? I am waiting for my EDITOR (I can't believe I can say that) to contact me so we can establish time lines and she can provide me with a list of what needs to be changed. I can't wait until the end of this process. I'm interested to see how different my polished MS will be from the original.

I want to start the sequel but I know my ending is going to end up changing so I don't feel comfortable going ahead when I'm not for sure where the last book will end. So I'm working on a vampire book right now--my first. I hear the market is saturated with them but I don't care. Writing is my escape from real life so I have to write what speaks to me, and right now a handsome boy with fangs would like his turn to talk. I don't want to upset him. 

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your publishing contract! I'm with you - if I ever get a book published, I'd want an actual copy, not just an eBook (not that eBooks are fab too).

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm so glad you did so I could find yours!

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  2. You're welcome! It's good to connect with other writers. As for books, I still love real ones. I hope we never get away from print copies and bookstores. Keep me updated on your journey to publication! I'm sure it's coming soon. And remember, you don't need an agent to get published. There are several publishers, big and small, that allow unsolicited submissions.

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