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Friday, November 17, 2006

I've been offered a publishing contract!

So, you can imagine my excitement when I opened my email this past Tuesday (Nov 14, 2006) to realize that the publisher wanted to publish my novel. They sent me a sample contract to review and would be sending the final contract via snail mail. I've not received that yet. In the meantime, I've still been searching for publishers, agents, and now even a literary lawyer to review this contract. I want to make sure my rights as the author are protected. The publishing company does have a message board, which features its large number of authors, so I do spend time reading their accounts and experiences with this publisher. I just want to make sure this is the right course of action for me. Will keep ya posted!

Tonya

Thursday, November 02, 2006

In the Meantime...

I'm working on a few other projects. I started on a novel called Ebony Rain back in 1994 and wrote, I'd say, about 85% of it. Right now, when I get time between web designing and my other interests, I'm transferring hand-written content to electronic format. Afterwards, I intend to edit and re-organize and develop the story even more, so I do have my hands full. I'd say I have about three or four other manuscripts that have good starts, but need a middle and end. Lots to keep me busy while I seek publication for my debut novel, Marti.

Tonya

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Keep Your Fingers Crossed

I sent a potential traditional publisher a query about Marti late last week and got a response Monday that they wanted me to send them my manuscript and bio for review, in which case I did. The return response was that they would review my manuscript and that in two weeks I should be hearing from one of their acquisitions editors about the novel. I'm praying for the best on this. I hope this is the start of a working relationship.

Tonya