Thursday, 31 May 2012

I may have lost my mind

So being the normal, sensible, sane person that I am, I decided on the spur of the moment, just day's before the event itself that I would take part in Campnanowrimo. That would be fine if that was all I was doing this June, but with the new publishing deal on Insane Reno, my child off school for a week  and a selection of books to get through that could fill a small public library, in order to shake my husbands claim that I have an addiciton to buying kindle books. I get the feeling that this might have actually been a very silly idea, even if I did decide to do it for a good reason. ie to finish the prequel to Insane Reno, Annie.
Add to that the fact that I promised myself I would devote more time to my blog and the manic border collie pup, I have to keep entertained, I really do believe I have lost the plot lol.

Still what is life without a challenge right, I mean it's only 50K in a month and I did complete the Nanowrimo 2011 in just 17 days, ok so I had a lot less on then but what the heck right. You never know if you don't try. Sleep however may have to be put on hold for a while.

Is anyone else going to be taking part in campnanowrimo in June? If so good luck and I hope you fair better than I expect too lol.

Insane Reno is going to be published yay!!

So yesterday I gave you all the good news that Insane Reno is going to be published. For the last few day's I have pretty much just been trying to process the fact that I am at last achieving my dream of having a novel published.
It is such a huge thing and something that so often I just didn't feel capable of achieving, yet when I started to send it off to publishers and one agent, I received 3 acceptances and only one rejection. I was amazed, two of acceptances however just did not seem right for me and I finely settled on raven crest books, who has Dave Lyons running it.
I liked Dave from the off, he was very easy to talk to and made me feel instantly at ease, so all round it has been a very good experience.
I'm just having the contract checked out and we are discussing cover design and such so it is all very exciting at the moment.
I have always lacked faith in myself but was very lucky to have a very good support network around me, full of friends and family who had complete faith in me, which really helped so much.
When you book is finished looking for a publisher/ agent can be a very scary thing, but it is so rewarding when everything comes together and you have a publishing contract in front of you.
If you are looking for a publisher right now, or in the process of writing your book, just remember to keep you chin up and never stop trying. I realise I have been incredibly lucky to get so much interest in my book right off, but there are many writers out there, who have had a much harder time of it and still come out the other side smiling. So never give up.
love and hugs all
Joss xxx

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

no longer dreaming.

I am so happy to tell you that I am no longer dreaming of publication, I now have a publishing contract for Insane Reno. I cannot tell you how amazed and excited I am. I am just so happy, that I do not have words to express it. This is a dream come true for me and I hope that all of you out there still trying to get publish achieve your dreams too.
Never give up, because when it happens it is the most amazing feeling in the world.
((((hugs)))) Jossie