Okay – I’ve wanted to sell a book for years. I’ve worked with a mentor, joined my local RWA chapter, taken classes, gone to conferences, read books, and most importantly, wrote and submitted my work.
I’ve had a modem of success. I’ve sold short stories and essays. Their contracts were one page. The hardest part has been chasing down the checks.
Last month, I sold my first full length manuscript to Crimson Romance.
Two weeks later, I sold a novella to Lyrical Press.
My to-do list has tripled in size. I've already read, signed, and tried to comprehend the legal contracts (thank God for those law classes in college.) Now, I've got manuals to read and digest on how to set up an author marketing plan. I’ve got style sheets and edit guidelines for each publisher. I’m starting to set up a blog tour for my June release.
And as of Monday, I’ve got edits for both books to complete by early April.
I’d been flying along on a sequel to The Bull Rider’s Brother. Wanting to get the manuscript done so I can submit to my editor. Because we all know, the money for e-books is in the back list. And I still have to write the backlist!
Everything Tuesday morning came to a screeching halt while I tried to re-organize my schedule to make sure my edits were done timely (and to the best of my ability.)
So new words have gone on the back burner for a few weeks. Exercise (except my scheduled classes) is getting put off. Television watching and reading is especially on my NOT to do list.
But it’s all worth it.
Check out a blurb from my novel The Bull Rider’s Brother coming in June from Crimson Romance. I've got it plastered on my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/lynn.cahoon
So, New Kid Readers, what have you been working on this week? Have you ever had to choose between good and better?