Friday, August 22, 2008

It's official: First Sale

I know, I know, I posted some exciting information in my post 'The Call' but withheld details. Well, I'm finally ready to share.

The short story: I sold my first book (and there was much dancing around the living room.)

The longer story: The call came in several days before I posted about it, but I wanted to be sure I was going to take the offer before I said anything. The funny thing is, I actually missed the call originally. Yep, you read that right. I MISSED THE CALL. I was at work at the time, in a meeting, so it wasn't until later I looked at the phone and noticed a call had come in from an area code I didn't recognize. So, I first found out about the offer by email, though a second call came later and I had the opportunity to talk to my new super nice editor. Still, I didn't want to say too much too soon. So what has changed?

My contract is signed and in the mail.

It's official, I'm being published. The book I've always referred to as 'DH' on this blog (I've already been told the title will change, so I'll post the full title once I know what it will be) has been picked up by Bell Bridge Books, the new fantasy imprint of Bell Books.

Look, it's my very first contract! It has my name on it, and the (tentative) title of my book. Two copies had to be signed and returned to the publisher; the third copy was mine. (That is Lady Ashe at the top of the screen wondering why I'm making such a fuss about paper.)

The book will probably be out in Spring 2009, but my editor said she has an opening a little earlier than that and if we break land speed records, it might be released sooner.

Now that the contract is in the mail, I've been told to expect a letter requesting revisions next week sometime. Things seem to be moving fast now...and slow...maybe it's the adrenaline?

Until next time, Happy Friday everyone!

4 comments:

Nancy Naigle said...

I vote for picture option 3. Very nice photo and you look....kind and approachable.

Nancy Naigle said...

NOOOOO not 3 ... 2 .. how did I do that. Geez.

Kalayna-Nicole Price said...

Hey Nancy!

Thanks for stopping by. I've had a couple people get confused, so maybe my numbering system was weird. ^_^ Thanks for voting!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

Misty