Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What, me worry?

Okay, so about 11:30 last night, I formatted my manuscript, tossed off a quick email and hit "send". And felt like I was gonna puke my guts out. Not only has this book put me through a meat grinder, but I was anticipating a wait of up to a month before I heard a yea or nay--and I wasn't looking forward to it AT ALL.

So imagine my surprise when I looked in my inbox around 10 this morning to find an enthusiastic email from my editor. She loved it, and wanted to know if a July release date was cool with me. Of course, that would mean we'd have to blast through edits in less than a month, but between us, that is totally doable. Once I confirmed it was not an April Fool's Day joke (hey, I'm paranoid, so sue me), I happily accepted. Contract arrived less than an hour later, and we're set to get this puppy done by the end of the month.

Of course, that means I won't be working on Lianon and Rhianna's story for a while. But on the bright side, you all won't have long to wait to read The Chancellor's Bride. Yay! :)


MB (Leah) said...

Yaaaaay! Wow, July is nearly upon us. It's OK I can wait for Lianon and Rhianna's story. At least something from you is coming soon. :D

PS- so gotta love your editor. Dang, that was quick of her.

kirsten saell said...

PS- so gotta love your editor. Dang, that was quick of her.

I know! I initially emailed her back, thinking she was maybe just offering based on the synopsis, but she said she'd read it and loved it. She has a July slot to fill, so she read it right away. To quote her, edits with me are "easy peasy", so she figured better to rush it out for July than wait until October or something.

I'm feeling all stoked. Like I'm back in the game. :D

laughingwolf said...

grats k, that's SUPER good news! :)

kirsten saell said...

Thanks, LW, though I assume you won't be falling all over yourself to read my spectacular m/m/f, tho, lol. :P

My next one is going to be an f/f with some m/f scenes. Prolly more to your taste. :D

sylvia said...

Wow, that's awesome! You are doing great!

Sorry I've fallen behind (on everything) but pleased to see good news ;)