Sunday, November 11, 2007

Good news!

My agent called a few days ago to say she'd sold my second book! My editor wants revisions so I have more work to do, but I'm thrilled Distant Hearts will be in print. Like all writers, I put my heart, soul, and endless hours into a book. Nothing is more gratifying than having an editor see that and take a chance on me.

The title of my first book, Courting Miss Adelaide, was my editor's idea and I love it's historical feel. I'm pondering title possibilities for this book. Maybe readers will give me some help when I put up the first chapter on my Web site. But whatever it will be called, I'm truly grateful Mary and Luke's story will find its way to bookstore shelves.

If you're a writer, I'm posting tomorrow on the Seekerville Blog. If you have a minute, come join us at Seekerville.blogspot.com

Blessings,

Janet

17 comments:

Liz Flaherty said...

What great news! I'm anxious to hear what the title ends up being. I like COURTING MISS ADELAIDE, but I liked STOLEN HEARTS, too.

Congratulations, Janet, and hugs, too.

God bless.

Liz

Janet Dean said...

Thanks, Liz! I'm not that good at titles. It's fun to be part of the process of selecting a title. Last time I was asked for a list.

Was The Debutantes Second Chance your original title?

Colleen Coble said...

Ooh yay! I LOVE revisions. Great news, Janet!

Janet Dean said...

Thanks, Colleen! I'm playing with ideas as to how to do the revisions. I'm sure the changes will make a stronger book.

CherylStJ said...

Congrats! Is this one Americana, too?

Janet Dean said...

Hi Cheryl. Thanks for stopping by. This book is set in the same town, has many of the same characters from Courting Miss Adelaide. The hero is new in town and stirs things up right off. :-)

I love historicals and have enjoyed spending time at petticoatsandpistols.com, a fabulous site, Cheryl!

Shirley Jump said...

YEAH, Janet!!!!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you!! I can't wait to see the first book and know the second one will be just as wonderful, no matter what the title!!

Shirley

Janet Dean said...

Thanks for being the best critique partner on the planet, Shirley!!

Elizabeth Guest said...

Congratulations, Janet!!!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you!!!!!!!!

I can't wait to read Courting Miss Adelaide and any other wonderful books you write.

I'm a big fan already!
~Elizabeth
aka Suzanne Simmons

Elizabeth Guest said...

Congratulations, Janet!!!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you!!!!!!

I can't wait to read Courting Miss Adelaide and any other wonderful books you write.

I'm a big fan already!
~Elizabeth
aka Suzanne Simmons

Janet Dean said...

Thanks, Elizabeth!! That's high praise indeed.

Shirley Jump said...

It doesn't take much critiquing when you've already got great writing and storytelling talent, Janet :-)

Shirley

Janet Dean said...

You're just being humble, Shirley. You've taught me so much. Sending my heartfelt thanks your way.

Danica/Dream said...

Congrats Janet!!!

Janet Dean said...

Thanks a bunch, Danica! And thanks for stopping in. :-)

Cheryl Wyatt said...

YIPEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Hugs,

Cheryl

Janet Dean said...

Squealing right back at you, Cheryl! Congrats on your third sale at Steeple Hill! So proud of you!