Time to drag out the endless saga of the Onyx Proposal, but this time for happy news. Claire just bought Shadow Music, one of the books I worked up in the series of about a dozen that I did for the Onyx Proposal. Shadow Music sold to a different Penguin line (Eclipse), with a release… Continue reading And A Sale
Category: Onyx Proposal
Bad Moon Rising
Bad Moon Rising is the working title of the book that came out of the Onyx Proposal. It is just a working title, with almost zero chance of being the title the book will have when it reaches publication. But I have to call it something, and I’m really, really tired of the words “Onyx… Continue reading Bad Moon Rising
We Have an Offer!
We (my agent Robin Rue and I) have received an offer on the Onyx Proposal. Better, we have accepted the offer. Barring acts of God, I’ve finally sold the thing, and though acts of God can occur right up until you sign the contract, I’m going to leap on faith here and dare to believe… Continue reading We Have an Offer!
A Daily Grab-Bag
The first part of this morning I’ve spent putting together answers to questions Claire had about the Onyx Proposal. She’s excited about the proposal, and we’re working out a few final kinks. So I’m still hopeful about this one. Oh. And she loved the alligator — always a good sign, since that was one of… Continue reading A Daily Grab-Bag
Onyx Synopsis Out the Door
While I’m damned wary about hoping too much, considering the way these things have gone the past eleven times … well, I’m an optimist. And I really like this project. It brings in Brig from MIDNIGHT RAIN as the hero, and an EMT-Paramedic named Dia as the heroine, and a gift-leaving stalker, and alligators in… Continue reading Onyx Synopsis Out the Door
Proposal Version 2 Done
Finished up the proposal draft around four o’clock, have the revisions planned out for tomorrow (they’re small), and will get the thing out to Claire fairly early in the day. I’m hopeful. And I got to write with Jean for a few hours, which was great.
Stage Two — Check
My editor, Claire, has okayed the proposal. Next, I’ll put together a ten-page synopsis, which she will send on to the publisher. Getting the publisher’s approval will be step three.
Slowly … Slowly …
Spent yesterday thinking through a list of questions I received from Claire, and working through them, and then typing up the reply — the only part of the process that was at all quick or easy. I like what I’m getting; I’m hoping that she and Kara will, too.
Good News on the Latest Proposal
Claire liked the three-page outline, and all of her questions were easily answerable, and didn’t require changing the story concept. So. Maybe this time. Fingers crossed.
Off the Phone with Robin
Saturday agent calls aren’t usual — we’d agreed that we could bounce things back and forth over this weekend, though, to get a better feel for this proposal and where I can go with it. I’m excited, and she was too — she got what I was doing right off; it hasn’t been endlessly redone,… Continue reading Off the Phone with Robin