HOT NEWS AIRING NOW!!!
For all of you who have encouraged and prayed for me over my years of writing, I'm here to tell you, thank you, I love you--and we have some celebrating to do! Because...
I SIGNED A PUBLISHING CONTRACT!
*squeal, happy dance, wiping tears, praising*
It's been my long-standing wish to become published with a traditional publisher. I can't wait to share more about the project and will do so very soon! This story, the third writing project I plotted is going to become the first story I publish. The tentative scheduled release date is sometime next summer. My story will be a novella in one of Barbour's romance collections. You've probably seen similar titles like this:
I'll be publishing in a collection alongside eight other fabulous ladies with whom I am elated to be collaborating! God is sooo good! He "just so happened" to let me debut in a collection with several of my writer-hero-ladies and the very writer whose work I was reading when I decided to try writing my own novel at the age of twelve. I call that a God-wink moment. So many feels!
The collection is titled, Of Rags and Riches: Nine Stories of Poverty and Opulence During the Gilded Age. If you'd like to know more about my plot and the other eight stories--there are some fabulous authors in this collection, y'all--then here's a link to an article about the whole collection!
Since this all still seems surreal to me, here are a few photos of the contract signing for proof so I can stop pinching myself.
I was working in a kitchen at a camp meeting when I got "The Call" from my agent telling me about the contract and I actually missed it! But I got the email before that and have been in a state of "Is this real?" for a while now. I guess it will seem more real when I hold the book in my hands. :)
Oh! And I forgot to announce--I'm giving away one e-copy of a Barbour novella collection book of your choice! Comment with your email to enter. If you need a list of all the collections so you can decide which you want, here is a list! :) Winner will be announced September 1st, 2016.
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--Do you have any burning questions about the publishing process?
--Have you ever read a novella before or do you normally stick to full-length novels?
--Are you an avid novella-reader? If so, name one you really enjoyed recently.
--What are some important things you look for in a novel?