Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Doing the Happy Dance!
Amanda posted about Milestones.
As writers we put in a lot of hours with the occasional Red Letter day few and far between. So when they do come around we get verrrry excited.
Advance copies of KRK book to have arrived. (The Uncrowned King). Here is Sassy cat investigating the books.
AND ... drum roll, my wonderful agent, John Jarrold, has sold my new fantasy series The First T'En to Solaris. Yaaay! They'll be releasing the books in 2012.
The other thing that's got me doing a Big Girl Squee is this:
"The King's Bastard is currently is in the top 20 of the UK's paperback science-fiction and fantasy chart."
See Solaris's full post here.
As fellow writers you all know how many years go into writing a trilogy, how you pour your heart and soul into your work, never sure that the books will ever see the light of day. So you know how thrilling it is to achieve publication.
It is like a big hand reaching down out of the publishing sky to pat you on the head and say 'There, there, you weren't kidding yourself all these years. You really can write!'
To paraphrase a well known advertising campaign. It did not happen overnight. I had written 10 books before I was 25. (Thankfully none of these will ever see the light of day. Blush). And in the last 8 years I must have written another 11 books.
How many completed books do you have sitting on your hard drive?