Monday, May 10, 2010

It's a small world after all...

So I've been at my new job for a little over three weeks. Last Friday, I had a woman from our editing department come up to me very excited. She asked me if I had written a JAFF book called Speak Not Against the Sun. I lifted my eyebrow and said that I had. She broke into a huge grin as she told me that she read my story on one of the fan sites before she ever knew me. I couldn't believe it!

It was such a rush, and a coincidence. My follow up book, Forgive Me, Jane, actually is about a woman who writes a JAFF book and gets to know her fans at a Jane Austen convention. I felt like I was living it.

You all need to cross your fingers for me since my story is in the reading queue at one publishers, and I'm emailing an agent back and forth. She read my first three chapters of both my books and without saying that she would represent me, she told me she would poke around this week and see if she could find anyone that was interested in a "Sweet Romance." She said that romances without sex are harder to sell. We will see...

So things are well enough in my little small world, at least lots is happening. And now I have that song stuck in my head, but in a good way.

1 comment:

  1. "Romance without sex is always hard to sell." Unfortunately, that is so true in our world today. I worry about the teenagers that I teach -- it seems to me that their reality is all sex, and no romance. Their relationships seem to be temporary, shallow and not very fulfilling as they pass each other around. I fear for their futures. When you give pieces of your heart away so freely, what's left when you find someone that you want to give your whole heart to?

    Forgive the ramble. Hope you are enjoying your new job and your new -- and very well-deserved -- notoriety.