Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Super-Duper, Awesomely Rad, Hyperly Cool News

Hee. I don't think I've used the word "rad" since I was thirteen, but this post calls for it.
I'm thrilled, THRILLED, to announce that we have sold my second novel, TIME OF MY LIFE, to Shaye Areheart, a Random House imprint, in a pre-empt. We're expecting a Fall 2008 publication, which means that I have to burrow my head in the figurative sand and get my arse in gear because, oh, I have 40k words to go, and a Nov 1st deadline to crank 'em out.

So, I imagine that I'll be talking a lot about my writing process in the next few weeks and all of the stuff that goes into getting a manuscript perfected and polished for publication. I'll also post about the sale process - how the whole thing went down and how, as you'll hear, you have to keep hustling and writing good stuff to stay publishable, even if you've already been published once. Establishing a long-term writing career is no easy road.

With that, I'm diving back into my ms (I took a little break to post this), and will probably check out until Labor Day. Though if I have anything else inspiring to add, I will!

In the meantime, check out my pal, Jen Singer's website, Mommasaid.net - which is an incredible network for moms who need a break and a laugh - and vote on her Wacky Wig contest. Jen's a strong face of cancer who won't let it kick her ass. Rock on!

20 comments:

Kristina said...

Congratulations, Allison!

Distressed Jeans said...

Allison, you are on a roll! I cant wait to read your next book. I know it will be wonderful!

xoxox
Cindy

Anonymous said...

This calls for triple exclamation points. Congrats!!!

I'm kinda curious to hear how your word count changes between drafts, but I bow to what strikes you to post. :)

Therese Walsh said...

Big congrats, Allison!

Allison Winn Scotch said...

Anon (and others):
I'm happy to blog about whatever you want! So let me know! Happy to illuminate this entire process for you, so feel free to chime in.

Allison

Eileen said...

I'm thrilled for you! Although given how great TDLF was- I'm not surprised.

Swishy said...

Congratulations! Very exciting news!

The Writers' Group said...

Excellent news, congratulations! I love Shaye Areheart; she has a fantastic team there. Best of luck with that terrifying deadline.

Amy

Patti said...

whoohoo!! this calls for wearing one of those sparkly tiaras for a day...or throughout the process...you decide!

kate said...

You rock! Congratulations!

Manic Mom said...

OK, wow, I had NO idea Jen was diagnosed with lymphoma. I'm going right over there to send her my well-wishes.

And congrats on Time Of My Life!

Erika D. said...

Congratulations, Allison!

Larramie said...

You're the one having the "Time of Your Life," Allison, and will continue to do so until November 1st...and beyond!

Congratulations to you, congratulations to us!!!!

And is this the story about friendship that I've been waiting for?

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Congrats, Allison!! That's fabulous news -- and a pre-empt!

May your sales be huge and may you earn out your advance really fast.

JenMiller said...

CONGRATS!!!

I've been posting about my (non-fiction) manuscript in progress at downtheshorewithjen.blogspot.com, and rather than a pain, I've found writing about it to be a big relief. Where else could I go to share how it's going??? And I'm almost done!

GOOD LUCK!!!

Susan said...

Way to go, Allison!! You are such an inspiration to other writers.

Allison Winn Scotch said...

Thanks, everyone!!! You guys are the best. Have a fab holiday weekend!

Jen Singer said...

Congrats, Allison. Your first novel was so fantastic, it's no surprise they're in a rush for your second one.

And thanks for the plug on my contest. We're having fun watching the votes come in.

Anyone need a wig for Halloween? I'm going as Dr. Evil, so I won't need one. Hey, I plan to be bald only once...

Jen Singer
MommaSaid.net

Sara Hantz said...

Huge congrats to you Allison. You must be so excited!
Sara

Tiffani said...

Yea, Allison! Congrats! :-)