Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May 19-updates

I've outlined my next book- a 55,000 word series, romantic suspense. I will set my goals on writing the first 50 pages over the next week or so. This is my "just-in-case" book. Just in case they buy the book I wrote in March and want to see an option.

Meanwhile I'm 2/3rds done with my revision project on a single title that is still out with editors. I've sent off an e-mail on the Dorchester book-if I don't hear back from them in the next week, I'll send off a paper nudge.

The agent search for the thriller continues- all (31) but four have replied with "not-right-for us." Which I understand. It's tough to sell anything these days. The overall book business is down. There's a lot of wait and see right now...Unless you're a big name- or you sell to a small press.

Promo for my new release starts next month-some people start 6 months in advance, but I think readers don't want to wait so long-they lose their enthusiasm. (My opinion...) So will start appearing in newsletters and blogs and on-loops and chats next month.

In the meantime, there are 50 pages to write. Cheers!


  1. Happy first fifty pages, Nancy.


  2. Hi Nancy, I have a request for a post. How to outline a book. I get to outlining and can't finish because I'm anxious to get started. Just a thought. You mentioned outlining your book above. If you run out of things to blog about, is all I'm saying.

    Good luck,


  3. Good luck with the new book Nancy! And how exciting that your promo starts soon. Looking forward to vicariously enjoying the thrill as you share it with us in your daily posts!! :)