Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Desert Prince is sold!

Remember this guy?

He was my sheikh who morphed into a prince and needed to be 'tweaked' even after he morphed!
Well, had a chat with my lovely ed tonight and the book is SOLD!!
Number 14 for me and I still can't believe it. I swear it feels like I've only just sold my first yesterday...

No title as yet but I've given her a whole heap all with 'Desert Prince' in them just because I love it. And she said the oasis scene was so fab she really wants that on the cover!
A tentative June 08 release so will have that confirmed over the next few days.

So time to rest up, right?
Next Romance deadline has been moved up so I needed to have new proposal to her like yesterday (just did it and emailed off), write the book in 9 weeks, AFTER I do the revisions for PICTURE PERFECT she just sent through and wants back shortly.

Yes, I'm feeling a tad flustered, stressed but exhilirated. I tend to thrive under pressure but that's usually with more than 4 hours broken sleep a night. Hmm...could be an interesting few months ahead.

And what am I going to do about Beth and Aidan? Their story was flowing so beautifully and know I'll have to leave it aside. What I'd really like to do is finish it before I start the next but I'm just not going to have time.

So, anyone invented a 48 hour day yet?


Ray-Anne said...

Wonderful news - many congratulations. Ray-Anne

Natalie Anderson said...

Congratulations Nicola! 14 is AWESOME. You'll do it all I'm sure! (I'd be sorely tempted to finish the draft you're on seeing its going so well).
I have one due in a similar time frame (and I'm still waiting on revs for the other and haven't started new one yet... GULP).... we should be wordcount buddies...
... sleep deprived ones....
*after* conference...

Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks Ray-Anne!

Natalie, great idea!
We can spur each other on, especially considering we both have those other little life interruptions namely gorgeous kidlets ;)

And I'm thinking you're right. I really should finish this book, even if the last 10 000 words are a rushed, rough first draft, at least I'll have it behind me to revise in 6 months with fresh eyes.

Ally Blake said...

Yay Nic!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantabulous news!!!

Can't wait to hear the title!!! And you can do next Romance in 9 weeks no worries. A moved up deadline is good news ;).

Mine's due in about 6 weeks so I win!!!


Barb said...

Fantastic news, Nic! Congratulations and I'm sure you'll make the next deadline. There's nothing like a confidence boost to give you great incentive.

Sandra said...

Hi Nic
Huge congrats on the sale of your 14th book.
I'd also like to take this time to thank you for all the time you gave us at the Clayton's Conference. I'm all ready to but butt in seat & get my MS finished.
Can't wait to read your new book.
Many Thanks

Mel said...

48 hours day? Then you'll just be asking for a 72 hour day. The cycle would never end.