Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mission Accomplished.

Well, finally it's happened! On Monday, after several days of bidding, Luigi finalised the sale of my debut novel as part of a three-book deal with publishers Simon & Schuster. The debut is to be published both in the UK and the USA sometime around next October. I can't write too much about the deal here, suffice to say that I'll be writing full-time and couldn't be happier with the outcome! Much to do, many things that I hadn't forseen in order to set myself up as effectively self-employed, but all's good!!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Things are starting to happen!

I've recently heard from my agent, Luigi Bonomi, who I’m delighted to report loves the redraft of my novel “Covenant”. He’s asked for a few more subtle changes to individual passages, but basically that’s it, and I'm to send him the finished manuscript by the end of this week.

The really great news is that he’s intending to submit to publishers next week, with the aim of selling the book at the Frankfurt International Book Fair on October 5th. I’m not sure how he goes about this, but I’d assume it will involve some kind of title auction – provided there are publishers interested in the book of course!

It’s all very exciting, and I feel as though I’m on the cusp of something great: my first novel finally signed to a publisher. Fingers crossed, and I'll add extra updates here as soon as I hear anything…