Edits, Emails and Inspiration

So I sent the final edits of How Could Love Be Wrong? off to Dreamspinner yesterday and got a quick letter back thanking me for my enthusiasm. How cool is that? Do most writers get snippy or bitchy or something? Do they get blase? How could you ever?

Got an email back from Amber Quill happy with my enthusiasm over their buying Trust Me. Wow.

Got an email from another publisher over a story I proposed to them six months ago and had to keep putting on the back burner. They are pursuing me.


And now I am totally HOOKED on the show Brothers & Sisters. Watched the first four episodes last week and I am now almost through the whole first season already. The writing is awesome! The characterization incredible. The acting is beyond beyond.

It’s inspiring.

Now I just see which story I have in my head GRABS me first. It will happen any day now I know. Either my editor story, or my historical western or my Canada story…

This is going to be good! Whichever one I go for will be my first novel!

I am excited!

So much is happening. It is like a life time of dreams are just exploding out of me all at once. If only I didn’t have to work! LOL!

Life is good. I hope you know that. I hope you love your life.



Trust Me: Another Sale

I just got the most incredible news.

I sold another story. I am simply stunned.

On March 20th 2010, I got my first contract for a story.

Today, one year and less than a month later, I have sold my eleventh.

I am simply stunned.

The name of this story is “Trust Me.” It is about a widower named Neil who agrees to go to a Dude ranch vacation with his best friend, the sister of his dead wife. He is anything but an outdoorsy kind of guy and he is afraid of horses. But he goes. There he meets Cody, a wrangler, a man young enough he could almost be Neil’s son and the attraction is immediate. But before anything can happen, Neil must deal with the fact that he has been denying his homosexuality all his life. Can he?

Of course! LOL! I think this story is the best I’ve written to date, and the story that has prepared me to write my first novel (a piece I am about to begin for Dreamspinner Press).

One of the things I am SO excited about is “Trust Me” sold to Amber Quill, a very presigious publisher and one that is HARD to get your foot in the door. The only have open submissions to new writers (new for them) a couple of times a year. The email they sent me on receiving the story said I would hear back in 6-8 weeks. I sold it in 11 days! I sold it to Amber Quill!

Oh, God! I am SO happy!

*does the Snoopy Dance*

I can’t wait to tell you more.

Also, I am doing final edits for “How Could Love Be Wrong,” the story I sold a few weeks back that will be in Dreamspinner’s Daily Dose for June.

This is a very exciting time for me. Thank you so much to all of those of you who are supporting me. And a very very special thanks to clmiles and essayel, the true friends and excellent betas who moved heaven and earth to edit “Trust Me” (39k words) so I could have it done in time for the deadline! And of course, special thanks also to valarltd who pointed out the open submission and counseled me and answered so many questions.

Remember folks, pursue your dreams. Leap and the net will appear!