Thursday, October 26, 2006

I'm SOLD, now what? LOL

Thought it'd be interesting to share on the journey what comes AFTER the contract offer. So, as I find out new things, I'll share them here.

Heard from my editor. Can I tell you how exciting THAT is? Wow, I'm so happy to be working with her. Her reputation precedes her and I'm ready to learn from her experience. Anywhooya, I got my art fact sheet, which is basically what I fill out to give input into my book cover. EXCITING! Of course I had to include a short (200-300) synopsis which encapsulated the main plot points. Well, y'all know me, PANIC! So I did what any writer in my situation would do....I called Camy and whined. Bless her dearly, she got it done for me and so quick, too. So, the art fact sheet is sent in.

We'll be changing the title of the story. We'll keep Bayou in it, but the burning really didn't pull in the hook/draw of the book. So, I came up with some alternate title suggestions and sent to my editor. Hopefully, one of them will work for her.

So that's it so far. Except I should be working on book two except my plot keeps falling apart on me. SIGH. Guess my excitement is carrying over into my brain cells. I'll just keep brainstorming it until something hits and I know that's "it".

11 comments:

Ron Estrada said...

Ooh! Let's have a "Name Robin's Book" contest. Let's see...

Gator Raid
Once Eaten, Twice Die
Amphibs to Die For
Silence of the Gators
Call of the Bog
Swamped!

I'll keep working on it.

CHickey said...

I can't wait to experience what you're going through! Way to go, girl! Enjoy the ride.

Sabrina L. Fox said...

Looking forward to hearing about your journey!

Dineen A. Miller said...

Alright Miss Smarty Pants! I see how this works. Camy does your synopsis and gets the kudos, but I help you come up with half a dozen titles, and I don't even get mentioned? Excuse me while I go weep in the corner on my non-existance.

(LOL! wink-wink. You know I luvs ya. :-) Can't wait to the cover!!! Wooohoooooo!!! Oh what a rush!)

Camy Tang said...

I like ron's titles.
Camy

Heather Diane Tipton said...

Oooooooh I seee we love Camy more. I guess I'm chopped liver, nevermind that I helped you brainstorm your book today.

Robin Caroll said...

LOL, Ron. Too bad I didn't get with you in order to submit some titles to my editor. LOL But I DID get with Dineen and she GRACIOUSLY came up with some awesome titles. LOL

Thanks, Cindy. I'm loving every minute of it.

I'm excited to share the info, Sabrina!

Dineen, see above! LOL

Camy, yeah, can't see them flying, though! LOL

Heather, I'm talking about the publishing journey with book ONE, chick! Yes, you helped me with brainstorming book TWO today! LOL

Sheesh, I can't win for losing today! LOL

Heather Diane Tipton said...

uummmmm.... I critted the whole of book one in that three weeks that it took you to write it! does that count for nothing as well???

Robin Caroll said...

Sheesh, Heather....

Okay, everybody...

THANK YOU, HEATHER
and Dineen, and Ron, and Camy, and Cindy, and Ronie, and Colleen and Kelly.....did I miss anybody? LOL

Dineen A. Miller said...

Hey, you better get it straight for the acknowledgements page.

LOL!

So glad it's you and not me! (Did you hear my voice go ultrasonic at the end. Hee hee...)

Heather Diane Tipton said...

Hey I love the fact that I'm all in caps...