Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Tentative Good News

"Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me." ~Charles Kettering

I like today's quote -- even though I do admit to liking good news -- because it's a variation on the "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" theme. It's true: I've learned much more from my struggles than from my easy successes.

Speaking of good news, though, I've been sitting on this for a few days, but I thought I'd share it...even though it's not entirely set in stone.

My (new) editor at Samhain read One Night in Napa, sent me revisions she'd like to see, and then offered me a contract pending those revisions. So...it looks as though it might find a home sometime in 2009!

What's funny, though, is that the same day I heard from her, an agent responded wanting to see the whole thing as well. I sent it off, since it's not under contract yet, but in one sense I'd almost like to have it at Samhain since that's where my other 2 One Night books are. The editor even emailed me yesterday (she's putting together my contract) to ask if I wanted to consider this a collection/series and add "A One Night Novel," to the cover, since it'll be my third. What do you think?

Current Word Count for Entwined: 20,771

Yesterday's Fave Sentence: He wants her to be the last, the only, the always.


Marianne Arkins said...

I can understand your feelings... tough decision.

Good luck either way!

Dru said...

Congrats on the contract offer and I love the idea of "A Onee Night Novel".

Good luck on both the Samhain and the agent offerings.

Have a good Tuesday.

Diane Craver said...

Congrats on the good news. I can see why you'd like to have all 3 books at Samhain which would be so cool, but a bigger publisher would be great, too!

Good luck to you!

Liza said...

Congrats Allie! I love the idea of "A One Night Novel".

Mary Lou said...

Although not a writer myself, the idea of "A One Night Novel" sounds like a great one to me!! Congratulations!!!

Liz said...

Love the series/collection idea, While your revising can you send it to the agent requesting a rush - let her know what is happenning?