Ok, not a very good title, but…
Got a big update on the writing front and the blog front.
Hopefully in the next week or so this blog will get a makeover. (nice new artwork from the House of K. http://www.houseofk.co.uk/)
Hand of Glory got bounced by Jo Fletcher and Gollancz. Still in the mix at Angry Robot, but as they had over 500 submissions for their open door, I don’t expect them to get round to reading my sample chapters until most likely June. If I get a request for a full I will be totally over the moon.
Now Oracle. I revised this, bearing in mind the notes and thoughts Donna gave me with regard to my general writing, when she edited Hand of Glory. I then started to look around for somewhere to submit it.
Well, Gary over at Ticket Boo Press, (http://ticketyboopress.co.uk/) he who bought my short story, “Death won’t be cheated,” for his up coming anthology, Malevolence – Tales From Beyond the Veil, announced he was open to submissions for novels.
So I took a deep breath and submitted my Gaslight Fantasy, Oracle.
Well, I heard back from Gary, and he said he loved it. His wife loved it. Teresa Edgerton, a well known American Fantasy writer, who is part of Gary’s team, liked it as well (http://teresaedgerton.com/)
The next think was a shock, well least to me, Gary offered me a contract!
And like the man from Demonte I said, “Yes.” After a lot of thought that is.
So, the last few days have been a whirlwind of emails, congratulations and pinching myself every ten minutes to make sure I am not dreaming.
I will keep this blog updated with my progress to publication. It is a new adventure for me and one I am sure is going to be fun!
I will also be sitting in my storyteller’s chair this weekend , thinking up new adventures to write about.