Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Overnight Success

I'm writing this five days after receiving a phone call from a publisher telling me that my first book will be published early next year. I can't say much more than that until tomorrow, when the press releases go out. But I thought I'd better start a blog in order to record the journey from manuscript to book. Before anyone thinks I'm an overnight success, a few facts:

-Total books written: 12
-Order of this book: #12
-Number of agents over the years: 4
-Number of agents who ever sent any novel to any editor: 0
-Current agent: none
-Years from starting first book to publication of #12: 22

More to come, but I thought I should first deflate the myth of the overnight success.

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