Monday, December 29, 2008

A Decision

Yes, a decision ~ I'll be signing and mailing my contract for One Night in Napa to Samhain Publishing today! Funny: the other two contracts I signed with them were dated January 2007 and January 2008. Must be a winter thing, hmm? Actually, I've made the decision to try and write/submit more than one book a year, so that I have something coming out on a slightly more frequent basis. Of course, I say that now, but actually doing the writing is a whole different story! That also means that I will likely put aside Entwined pretty soon. It's a fun project, and I've loved working on it, but it needs so much more time and attention and development that it may get put on the back burner for a while, after January 1st.

Anyway, the agent who had been reading Napa sent a rejection yesterday, which made it a whole lot easier to sign that Samhain contract without guilt or "what if" wondering. I know it will be released in 2009, I know it will go to print, and I really like my new editor. So I'm happy, overall.

Summer's Song is still with the Avon editor (I won't be expecting any feedback on that for a couple of months, at least). If Avon doesn't want it, I will probably also submit that one to Samhain. I do like working with them; they have an aggressive owner who is making bigger strides in the industry all the time; and I like building up a readership by keeping my name in one place, at least for now.

So it's a nice way to round out 2008. What about you? Goals or resolutions for the new year?

Current Word Count for Entwined: 31,453

Yesterday's Fave Sentence:(s) Involved. It’s a funny word, he realizes. It can change into pieces like I loved or O devil if you hold it up to the light and twist it.


Dru said...

Congrats with signing the contract for One Night in Napa with Samhain.

Do you think they'll put the tagline "A One Night Novel" on your books?

Allie Boniface said...

Dru, I hope so! Will have to talk to my editor and ask for sure.

Marianne Arkins said...

That's awesome -- and I have to heartily agree with you about Samhain. It's a great place to be (even if I am on my third editor...)!!

Liz said...

Congrats on the contract. Goal for the new year: to write at least for one hour a day.

Liza said...

Congrats Allie! I love your One Night books and can't wait to read about Napa.

Karen the Ghost Writer said...

I would like to read "Entwined." Please write me when it comes out so that I can order a copy. Thanks!

Diane Craver said...

Congrats on your new contract! That's marvelous news!