So, I was wracking my brain on what to write for my blog entry today, and it occurred to me that my one year anniversary is coming up from getting “The Call.” It was a snowy December Wednesday when the wonderful Megan Records called with a three book offer from Kensington. I had just walked in the door and was so surprised I dropped the groceries. The tomatoes splatted on the floor. I shoved the dogs outside so they wouldn’t eat the tomatoes. The dogs promptly went crazy, barking at our neighbor who was shoveling off his roof.
But I thought I kept my cool. Until Megan said, “Ah, do you need to sit down? I had a lady faint once…” (I still have this crazy thought that she pictures me in the middle of nowhere surrounded by loud noises and barking, crazy dogs. She needs to visit the Pacific Northwest sometime to see how beautiful and peaceful it actually is here.)
So I sat, my mind spinning. It’s been an amazing year. I went from uncontracted and unagented to having a three book contract, a wonderful agent and a terrific editor. I sent my page proofs back to New York about a month ago, so it took 10-11 months from the offer until my writing/editing job was finished with the first book. Of course, now there’s PR, which I’m enjoying quite a bit. FATED will be released on February 22, 2011.
I wasn’t sure about submitting a book about vampires, since there seems to be a few out there. But FATED is a bit different in that vampires are born, not made, they like the sun and are being threatened by a biological weapon in the form of a virus. Science plays a key part and genetics, quantum physics and string theory come into play. (Just a little bit). There’s love, romance and a whole lot of steam. In fact, my first review ever was just posted, and it’s a doozie.
So, where do you want to be in a year?