Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Good News

"The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys."
~C. Astrid Weber

It's a day for celebration, because in the June issue of Romance Writers Report, I have earned a coveted spot in the First Sales column! In full, it reads

...Allie Boniface announces the sale of her first book to Samhain Publishing. One Night in Boston, a contemporary romance that takes place over a single day and night, will be a summer 2007 release. She has been writing for six years. One Night in Boston was the fourth full-length manuscript she completed before selling...


I always wanted to make sure to put how long it took me to sell, because I don't want novice writers to think it happens overnight.

Actually, this RWR issue is full of good things: an article by Samhain author Jean Marie Ward, about her experience slicing 45000 words from her debut novel; a full-page ad by The Wild Rose Press featuring their latest covers; and a really informative article about writing for multiple publishers, which definitely applies to me.

Update: I've finished my edits for Lost in Paradise and just started the ones for One Night in Boston. I am really enjoying working with both my editors - what an interesting experience! And I plan on sharing some helpful tips I've picked up from both of them, in the next few weeks.

Once I've finished ONIB edits, I am determined to make some headway with my major revision of Summer's Song, another novel I'm hoping to revive for publication later this year or early next.

Never a dull moment!

**Important news: Make sure to stop by tomorrow for Writers' Wednesday. I'm featuring an interview with newly published Samhain author Rebecca James. You won't want to miss it!

5 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

How exciting for you!! Why haven't I gotten my RWR yet so I can see it?

Mom said...

Congratulations, Ali. That's great news.

Diane Craver said...

Congrats to you! And you're right about a lot of good things being in this issue. I enjoyed reading Jean Marie's article. I had to cut from my novels. Sometimes it was painful but definitely made for stronger books.

bunnygirl said...

Yay! So exciting! And I think that's great to mention how long it took. There is such a misperception out there that good writing automatically equals immediate, stunning success.

You rock!

Rebecca said...

congratulations Allie - bet you can't wait for it to come out???!!

I tagged you (yesterday - or the day before - it's not a particularly exciting meme, so only do it if you feel inclined)