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!


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)