Friday, December 15, 2006

And so it begins . . .

This has been a grand week. Signing the contract with Medallion Press spurred several other interesting things to happen. I'm on the Medallion authors website and on my agent's website, I've been invited to join several "published author" loops for various writing groups I belong to, lovely souls I haven't spoken to in months have contacted me with congratulations, and my book is in the "cover creation/book editing" process. ARGH! I noticed that I've been avoiding reading through the manuscript for "The Vampire Shrink" again. Not sure why, exactly. Afraid I'll find it really sucks, or something, I guess. But I've begun the process and am ready to take on whatever changes might be requested by the publisher. I have a few things I'd like to change, myself. I've heard before that authors often look at completed manuscripts and say, "what was I thinking?" I'm there. But, I know me well enough to know that I'll come out the other side. After all, my new mantra is "everything is working out great."

Hugh Laurie has nothing to do with my sale. I just love the show "House." He's so brilliantly, outrageously neurotic.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things are sure rolling for you. What a ride! *wg* I'm happy to hear things are in the up and up. Good luck!

7:07 PM  
Blogger Lynda Hilburn said...

Thank you, Tempest! I'm really going to try to make the most of this opportunity. Good luck to both of us!!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Jim C. Hines said...

Congratulations from another of Steve's author clients! It's a fun ride, isn't it?

And I agree with you on House, by the way ;-)

6:30 AM  
Blogger Lynda Hilburn said...

Thank you, Jim! It's nice to meet you. It has been a fun ride so far!

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I'm a little late congratulating you, but congrats! And I'm right in the middle of reading my WIP, going through my "OMG, this is ridiculous, no one will want this." For about the thirteenth book. UGH. This too will pass.
BTW, here's something perhaps to make you jealous. Look at the opening credits of House. They use my campus for the "Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital." Well, not my campus exactly, but I work there and you can see my office several times per show. And once, they were actually all there. Okay,don't be very jealous, because I missed seeing Hugh. But I like to pretend I work there :o) It's really our cafeteria that's supposed to be the hospital LOL

4:13 PM  
Blogger Lynda Hilburn said...

Ciar! I'm so jealous! That is a gorgeous campus. Every time I see it, I wish I'd lived on the East Coast for a while. The buildings in the opening of "House" seem to suit Hugh Laurie (the Brit). You're so lucky to work in such a beautiful place. Thanks for the congrats! I'm holding good thoughts for your WIP, too!!!

9:10 PM  

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