Monday, April 9, 2007

Happy Anniversary to Me...and Freya's Bower!

I thought I was coming up on the anniversary of my affiliation with Freya's Bower, so I checked back through my LiveJournal posts and found this.

April 10, 2006 LiveJournal Post:
On another front, I found a call for writing samples from a small romance e-publisher and thought, "why not?" I sent a sample in yesterday afternoon, and this morning I received an email announcing that I'd been accepted, giving me my editor's name and saying that my assignment and contract would follow.


The cynic in me says, "yeah, right!" but considering I have my own personal contract adviser on staff, I figure I haven't got much to lose. The starry-eyed optimist says "Woo Hoo! This is going to be a blast!" Here's hoping the optimist is right ... I'll let you know what happens.

(BTW - the deal is for two related short stories, the combined word count to be between 6,000 and 8,000.)

A year later, I'm happy to report that the starry-eyed optimist was absolutely on target! (Don't you love it when that happens?)

Glass Magic turned out well. Sorcha's Heart followed, and the invitation to submit to Dreams & Desires was a dream-come-true in itself! And now, after a lot of hard work, Second Sight is nearing release!

Look at that progression: Bites to Novella to Anthology to Novel.

Not bad for my first year with FB.

Thank you, Faith and Marci, for the call for writing samples and for offering me the opportunity to have my work pubbed by Freya's Bower. You guys rock!!

4 comments:

WCP/FB said...

And we've loved having you here, Debbie. You are a very talented author and a sweet woman! :)

Marci

Isabelle Santiago said...

This was absolutely inspiring Debbi! It's wonderful to see the progression of an author in just a year's time, and for newbies like myself, it's nice to see that when you work with the right people, you can really blossom. :) *hugs* Congrats on the year anniversary!

Debbie Mumford said...

Thanks! It really has been a great year, and I'm anxious to see what this new one holds.

Onward and upward!

Ansley Vaughan said...

Happy Anniversary!

(I know I'm a bit late...)