Yay! Today’s the big day!
I’m thrilled to announce that my young adult contemporary science fiction novel FIRE IN THE WOODS has been contracted with Month9Books for release September 23, 2014.
Did you catch that?
Yes, I’m a little stressed, because most books being signed right now are pushing out to late 2015 or 2016, but in my editor’s words (answering a tweet from someone saying how fast that was…)
“Whew! Can ONLY do when work comes in nearly perfect shape. Even then, whew!”
Wow. Nearly perfect shape? I’m still tingling. Awe, Heck. I think I’ll just show your the entire Twitter stream, before the official announcement was made, so there is no mention yet of my name, or the title of the book.
Wow. Just Wow.
You can’t even imagine what public tweets like that are doing to my ego.
Mostly, though, I’m holding my head and trying to not fall off this fast moving train I’ve suddenly (and a little unexpectedly) found myself on.
Now, that is not to say that I don’t have a whole lot of work ahead of me. My editing timeline is KILLER
Wait! There’s more!
Did you catch the last word in the title?
Yup. Month9Books has contracted a series of 3 FIRE IN THE WOODS books, with an option for a fourth. The first will release in September, 2014, and the next two will release in 2015.
Being that I don’t even have concepts for a second and third book, and the second book is due in two and a half months, and the third book due four months later –
I am in for a heck of a roller coaster ride. No – Other than plotting out how many words (YIKES) I will have to type a day, I have NO IDEA how I am going to pull it off.
Be prepared for a stream of FREAK OUT posts to fill you in on how I’m doing.
Here we go. The roller coaster ride has officially started!