Monday, July 18, 2005

And a nice sale

Happy Cricket

Mirrors, one of my two NaNo Novels from 2003, is going to Zumaya as soon as I get and sign the contracts. I've already seen the contract, so I don't think there will be any trouble there! This will be an ebook and print version, due out in 2008.

Zumaya is one of those new style publishers that I'd been looking at for some time, trying to get a feel for what they might like. I had wanted to try one of the publishers who do both print and ebook versions to see how well it works, and I knew at least one person working at this publisher, so I had some trust in them from the start.

They are also interested in making this a series of books. Good thing I had one or two more ideas, though I haven't written them.

It's a good day, in general. Russ is home, at least for a few days, and Princess Cricket is back from the vet after her weekend stay. She's better now, though not really happy with us. She is finally sitting here half blocking the screen and purring like mad. It's good to see her in such a better mood.

As expected, getting the news of the sale set me off on other things and I haven't gotten nearly enough writing done yet today. I'm going to be getting to that in a few moments... though maybe I should just wait until after dinner now.

I'm almost through Silky2. I think I might have another 10-15k to go, so I don't expect it to take too much longer. I'm working on my nonfiction chapter for an upcoming book on fantasy writing, though most of that is still in the planning stage, working out the listing and what I want to say. I'm still working on the notes for Kat Among the Pigeons, too. That one, I think, is going to be a lot of fun to write.

It's going to be another week of madness here. We've barely recovered from my mother's death and the visit by my sister and niece! Russ's sister will be here on Thursday or Friday, then the two of them will go out to visit their other brother for a couple days, come back, and she leaves on the following Monday. Russ will leave again the following Friday or Saturday.

It would be nice to have a weekend with Russ, or at least a day. There hasn't been one in quite a while for one reason or another.

Still, all in all, I can't complain too much. I think we'll go out and have a nice celebration dinner tonight. I'm looking forward to some time with Russ again!


Carter said...

Congratulations on the sale! Every one is a new success.

Great picture, too.

Cat said...

Congratulations! No one deserves it more. And one a year. How wonderful! All the best!

Zette said...

Thanks, both of you! I'm happy for the sale, and amused that they want more. At least the Dark Staff series will be done and all published by then (I'm just down to editing the last three books, I think), so that should help.

Maripat said...

Yay, Zette. That's excellent news!

Gabriele C. said...

Congrats, Zette.

Zumaya is one of the publishers I've on my list, because they are one of the few that lists some historical fiction books. If I can't find a big house in the UK for my dear Romans, I'm going to look into smaller publishers.

BTW That's the cutest cat pic.

Melly said...

First time around and glad I came.
Nice blog, helpful and encouraging.

Last but not least - congratulations on the sale :)

Zette said...

The cat is Princess Cricket who just turned thirteen on July 4th. She's a cute little piece of fluff.

Melly -- thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you find the blog encouraging. (grin)