I have a two book deal for my novel, THE BABA YAGA, and it's sequel, with Berkley Publishing!
Yes, there is some major happy dancing going on at my house.
As most of you know, I wrote my 1st book for Llewellyn in 2005 and it came out in 2007. Six other books on witchcraft followed, including THE WITCH'S BROOM, which will be out in about a year. During this time, I also wrote seven novels. I spent a couple of years polishing the first one, then two years submitting to agents. And being rejected, over and over again, until happily, I signed with the fabulous Elaine Spencer of The Knight Agency. That was three years, one month, and 4 days ago. Not that anyone's counting. (Ahem.) In those three years, we sent out four novels. And they were rejected, over and over again. Usually with absolutely great rejections that praised my writing. But still. Book four, which went out in mid-January, was a modern fairy tale/fantasy romance called THE BABA YAGA.
And thankfully, editor Leis Pedersen at Berkley loved it! (And the idea for the next book in the series.)
More happy dancing.
The reason I mentioned all of this, rather than just shouting
I FINALLY SOLD A NOVEL, WHOO HOO!!!!
(Although there is a little bit of that) is to say to those of you who are still out there trying to get published...
don't give up! Some day it will happen for you too! And we'll all join you in doing the happy dance too.
Did I mention YAY I FINALLY SOLD A NOVEL (well two)?!
So, what do y'all think I should do to celebrate? I'm thinking some kind of giveaway, so everyone can celebrate with me. Because, you know
I FINALLY SOLD A NOVEL! WHOOOOO HOOOOOO!