Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Ms rewrite off to publisher


Sent off the revised, sexed-up version of 'Destiny By Design' (formerly called The Color of Passion) to the epub this morning. Dream Editor has already contacted me to let me know it arrived through cyberspace in one piece. She was very kind to also give me a response window (2-3 weeks!!!) so that I wouldn't wear out my index finger hitting the 'check mail' button with religious fervor for the next few weeks. It feels as if an incredible weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I'm going to put writing on the backburner for the next few weeks and concentrate on Christmas. Except for the assignment I have due for my writing class, that is... (damn, just remembered!)
I'm also going to pick up a book or two, for pure enjoyment. I can't wait. I have quite the TBR list on the sidebar (although that barely scratches the surface of my bookshelf), but I keep getting distracted with other things, like '...Moira Shine', 'North Wolf, and my first Laurell K Hamiton - 'Guilty Pleasures'. I've heard a lot of buzz about her and finally picked up the first book in the Anita Blake series. It was interesting, but I'm not running out for more.
I'm also reading (and almost finished) my critique partner's wonderful novel, Occam's Razors. It's got me totally hooked and if she weren't sending it to me 5 chapters at a time, I probably wouldn't be getting too much sleep. Good books always keep me up, calling out to me at 3am "finish me, finish me!!" I got the final chapters a few days ago and am reluctant to read them because I seriously do not want to let go of these characters.
Okay - the clock just chimed 9 bells. Time to watch 'House'.

7 comments:

Amy Ruttan said...

Oh man you just reminded me of my writing assignment for my course! Thanks for that, my brain is mush. I love Hugh Laurie, I loved watching him in Blackadder and Fry and Lauri when I was a teenager. I've seen almost everything that Hugh Laurie is in accept House. Good luck with Destiny by Design!!

Wylie Kinson said...

Amy -- Have you read Hugh's book? It's wonderful (in that British dry humorish sort of way). I knew him as an author even before I saw him on Blackadder reruns.

Cheers

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh Wylie, thank you so much. :)))) That's so sweet of you to say about OR. Y'know, my very favorite books are the ones that I just don't want to finish reading, and I'm so glad that my book did that for you. That tickles me beyond what I could possibly express. Your words just made my day. :)

And best of the best of luck with Destiny by Design! I just love its story and its characters, and in my opinion, you've got a real winner there. :)

Wylie Kinson said...

I can't wait til Occam's Razors comes to 'a bookstore near you' so everyone will be able to share your wonderful story.

Thomma Lyn said...

((((Wylie)))) hugs to you, and thanks again! I'm hoping, hoping, hoping. :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your manuscript. I hope you hear soon! Who did you sent it to?

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks Christine!
I'm not yet revealing 'Dream Publisher' incase it doesn't pan out. It's a 'jinx' thing...
But believe me, I'll be singing from the rooftops if they accept it!