Sunday, 6 February 2011
After the Call...
So what happens next? Quite a lot actually. I wasn't asked to do any final tweaks to my manuscript so have been able to sleep soundly. My editor let me know that my book will be titled It Started with a Pregnancy and will be published in Sept 2011. WHOOPEE!
I also had to agree a date to have my next manuscript ready. I've agreed on the end of May but have just finished writing a medical romance that's a little different. It's been off to my critique partner and had some changes and has now been sent on to my editor, who will get back to me in a few weeks.
I'm not delusional. I know that revisions will be required. And hopefully now I've had some practice I will be better at them. My big worry is that my editor will tell me she doesn't like it and I'll have to start something new completely. Because I love this story and I love that it features a profession I've never seen in a Medical Romance before.
In the meantime I've started revising something I wrote last year and has room for improvement - oh, and a POV!
I've just had my first set of Author Alterations sent to me and I plan to work on them tomorrow. This is the last time I get to see my book before publication. Yikes!
I also received my contract, which made my knees tremble as I printed it out. So I just need to sign that and send it back.
I also purchased a domain name for my website and a friend at work is going to build my site for me.
Finally I found out that my first book will be eligible for the Joan Hessayon Prize with the RNA as it went through the New Writers Scheme. So next year I get to go to the RNA Summer Party! Yippee!
So how is everyone else getting on? I know some people are still waiting for their SYTYCW entries and my fingers and toes are crossed for you all!