Excitingly, I can happily announce that I have signed a publishing contract with NineStar Press for my debut novel with the current working title of Life at the Death House. (I hope it keeps that name, but I am not certain what the discussions around the title will result in.)
It has been one heck of a road to get to this point in the journey. I have loved every minute. From the initial outlining, to the drafting and then the first revisions right through to the completed tenth draft, I have had an amazing time.
I’m excited to see what the editors at NineStar Press will have to say about the book and to learn about how they feel it can be tightened up. I learned so much from the beta readers that read my book (twice!) and then from the author mentor (Nadine McInnis) who kindly agreed to read and provide comments on my book that I am eager to encounter the ideas of the editors at “my publisher”.
I’m grinning ear-to-ear after saying “my publisher”. It’s such an awesome and truly surreal phrase to be saying. I’ve got some new lessons to learn in the coming weeks and months. I am learning how to discover awards programs to get my book noticed by/submitted to. I’m also learning all about how to discuss consignment with local stores and even in the possibility of learning about wider distribution.
It’s a very exciting step in my writing career.
As the journey moves forward, I’ll have more and more to say about it. And I’ll eventually have cover art to share. It’s going to be a year of excited publication-related posts.
Come August 2018, I will officially be a published author! 🙂 Yay Life!