Friday, May 02, 2008

COVER TO COVER: When the SOLD sign goes up!

We now have the final instalment in the Cover to Cover series, where I mapped out the process of writing a Harlequin Romance novel from beginning to end.

And yes, a big 'woo-hoo' as WISH UPON A VALENTINE has sold!
My 17th book and every bit as exciting as my first. :)
It's such a mix of feelings when the sold sign goes up on a book: relief (I can still do this), exaltation (yes! another sale!) planning (what can I spend the advance on? Oh, that's right, school fees) but mostly, satisfaction. A huge amount of satisfiction that another of my babies will see the light of day on a book shelf in a store near you.
I'm especially proud of this book because I think it's a turning point for me.
I really, really invested a lot of time into these characters, into their emotions, into making them come alive and I think it has paid off. It was the first time ever I teared up while writing, and I made my editor cry, twice!
I can't wait for you to meet Camryn and Blane too. Probably around April or May next year. Will let you know as soon as I do.
If you like your heroes seriously gorgeous, laid-back and totally lovable, Blane is the man for you. Little wonder Cam gave him a second chance...I love reunion stories :)


Ally Blake said...

Oh yay Nic! super congrats on number 17!!!


Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks Ally :)

Cryna said...

Woohoooo!!! Congratulations on selling #17, that is so exciting and never gets old.....**smiling**

Nicola Marsh said...

You're right, Cryna, it's like I've sold me first, the same buzz :)

Jen Drogell said...

Thanks for this whole series Nicola. Very illuminating and inspiring! Jen