Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Deal is Made, a Book is Finished!

Happy dancing abounds, for Harper Voyager in Australia is going to publish Hounded, Hexed, and Hammered! I hope all the Aussies and Kiwis really like the books and make me come down there. ;-) The plan is to release them simultaneously with the US editions, so that'll be April, May, & June of next year.

Today I also finished Hammered—or my first draft of it, anyway. This makes me happy because I'm still a month out from my due date. I'm going to read it all through with a critical eye and make some minor revisions suggested by my alpha readers, then I'll send it off to my beta reader and my agent. Delivery to Del Rey will follow shortly thereafter.

I've kept tabs and posted plenty of updates on the writing of Hammered for my own curiosity, so that I could go back at a later date—say, this one—and see if anything interesting emerged. I'm going to take a more in-depth look at my archives later and see if I can make a fancy chart, but the first thing I've noticed is that this one took a bit longer to write. It's to be expected, really: I knew when I finished Hexed I'd probably never write that fast again. From the first typed word to final delivery in New York, it took me only five months. Hammered is already pushing six months and it's still not ready to deliver...but it will be soon. The takeaway here is that I wrote two novels in 11 months. I didn't know that was possible for me until I did it. :-)

Also, I'm getting very excited because next week I get to meet my agent and editor in person for the first time! Here is what I know about them so far:
1. Evan is male.
2. Tricia is female.
I think we'll have plenty to talk about, don't you?

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That's great news!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congratulations! You are living what I am only dreamng about right now.

    ReplyDelete