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Words, Chapters, Panels and Books

Been a while, eh, LJ?

Well, I have some news finally.

Last night I wrote on Shattered Mirror and am 1,620 words into Chapter 6c. (I say 6c because April and I have been rearranging some of the earlier chapters, so until I work my magic and organize everything, the chapter numbers are in a bit of a flux. So, not being quite sure if this was Chapter 6 or Chapter 7, I'm calling it 6c for now to identify it's variable situation. Oh God, I'm reduced to Algebra I jokes.) Still the writing is going well. It's the first time I've written this particular character's POV and I'm finding she and I have a very similar warped sense of humor. Hopefully, I'll have this chapter finished up soon.

Why you ask? Well that brings me to my second bit of news. I heard from the UK publisher today. I've been asked to provide a chapter breakdown and the first chapter of Childhood's Tears.

Whoo hooo!

That means I made the first cut on this novel. If they like the pacing of the chapters and the writing sample, I may be getting a novel with them. I'm not holding my breath, but I've made it past the moat. Now it's time to scale those walls.

Also, today, Ann Crispin called me and asked if I could come to Capclave and assist her with her "How to Get a Real Agent" workshop. What? I'm going to tell my boss at Writer Beware no? Especially since I live about 18 miles from this convention? So, I'm only going to be there for Saturday, (or part of Saturday . . . a lot depends on the daughter-unit's ability to get projects done on time), but it'll be fun visiting with Ann and her husband Michael Capobianco (the current SFWA president).

So, where do books fit into all of this? Well, there was a big box waiting for me at home tonight. My author copies of The Sky's the Limit arrived! Huzzah! Let me tell you, after working for a different publisher, the people at Pocket Books, esp. Marco Palmieri and kradical, have been like night and day as far as taking care of their authors. Although, Steve Roman at iBooks took good care of me too, but his boss was "unique". Yeah, that's the ticket.

So, all in all, a VERY exciting day to be an author. Almost makes the other crap seem worth it. *grin*


( 4 howls — Howl with the Pack )
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
Go you!
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
Thanks, Dayton.

Considering the craptacular week I've been having at work, this definitely raised my spirits.

(Eyes the bottle of scotch)

Hmm, perhaps we should raise a few more spirits? *grin*
Oct. 11th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC)
I've got about five hours of convention programming on Saturday, but I hope to run into you somewhere during the day. Will you be hanging for the evening parties?
Oct. 11th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Not sure yet. I know I'm going out to dinner with Ann and Michael after her workshop. If I'm there by myself, I'll probably swing back by for the parties. If the family is with me, we'll probably split right after dinner.

However, I'll try to track you down, since I know where you're supposed to be (as if a schedule actually meant something at a convention).
( 4 howls — Howl with the Pack )

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