Thursday, January 6, 2011

First Novel Squee


I got the momentous news yesterday - Impaler is scheduled for March this year, and I have a cover.

This makes it all so much more real, seeing the schedule notification on the Naked Reader blog, and of course having Laura Givens cover artwork sitting in my inbox. It's almost like having the physical item (I'm old enough to be a bit of a traditionalist that way, but hey, one day...)

I'd be bouncing with excitement except that when I bounce, too much else bounces along and it doesn't stop when I do. Besides, it's fast approaching this Mad Genius's bedtime. (I'm writing this Wednesday night).

22 comments:

C Kelsey said...

That is a *nice* cover.

MataPam said...

Congratulations!

The teasers I've read are just awesome, can't wait to get my hands on the whole thing!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! In the immortal words of Kool and the Gang, "Celebration time, come on!"

twittertales said...

Party ON! Well done.

Louise Curtis

Chris McMahon said...

Awesome cover, Kate! Enjoy!

Kudos to Naked Reader!

Dave Freer said...

Ver' naice this 'oly grail :-)

Congrats Kate! May it be the door many great successesses in future!

Kate Paulk said...

Chris K,

Thanks :) The artist has his expression just right, I think.

Kate Paulk said...

Pam,

Soon - real soon now. It still doesn't seem quite real, but it's getting there.

Kate Paulk said...

Anonymous (Is that you, Linda?),

My problem with celebrating is that not everything stops when I do. It's rather untidy - but I can and do stand at the side and tell feelthy jokes and laugh like a maniac.

Kate Paulk said...

Louise,

Thank you! It's one of those huge milestones in a writing career, right up there with the first time someone pays you for something you wrote.

Kate Paulk said...

Chris M,

Thank you - and thanks to the artist, too. I love the font she used - it's perfect.

I second the kudos to Naked Reader. And third, fourth and fifth them, too.

Kate Paulk said...

Dave,

Thanks! I certainly hope there'll be enough interest to justify continuing the story.

Sheesh. I'm squeeing over my first novel, and already looking ahead to the next milestone. Typical author, right?

Rowena Cory Daniells said...

Lovely, Kate, so excited for you!

Kate Paulk said...

Rowena,

Thanks!

Stephen Simmons said...

I'm all for this proposal of yours about using a fifth to express kudos to NakedReader ... oh, wait ...

It looks GOOD. Muchas congratulations!!

Kate Paulk said...

Stephen,

Alas, my fifth must only be virtual - but feel free to have one or two for me!

Stephen Simmons said...

I'll have one for you, and hold the rest till May, for my debut on NRP. :-)
Deal?

Anonymous said...

Hey Kate,

Yeah, it was me. I forgot to sign again ::sigh::.

Linda

Kate Paulk said...

Stephen,

Deal!

Kate Paulk said...

Linda,

Don't stress on it - it happens.

Synova said...

I didn't want to miss saying, congratulations!

Whoot!

Kate Paulk said...

Synova,

Thanks! It's a huge thing for me.