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Friday, July 15, 2011

Yay! My first contract in about a year!

I just mailed off my latest contract...

And I am eagerly awaiting my first set of edits.  I feel like a virgin...touched for the very first time...um...sorry about that. But if you have ever had a long dry spell (in anything) you know what I mean.


I got too sure of myself...too certain that anything I sent in would be accepted without hassle.  Not!  Things just don't work that way, and I was really fortunate that my first ten books were picked up quickly and were in publication within three months of my submission.  I got too self-assured, I suppose.  Well, I certainly got taken down a notch or ten.  Just goes to show me, doesn't it?  


But I can't really complain.  It made me sit back and take a hard look at my writing.  I am, by trade, a "pantser", and I have real trouble plotting things out ahead.  That makes me have to go back and rewrite lots of things...but I don't mind.  As long as I know that there is a contract waiting at the end of the trail, I will do what I must.  My muse gave me a couple of hard slaps upside the head...and I will pay better attention to her in the future.


I hope everyone is enjoying our Christmas in July Contest...if you haven't entered yet, you should get on the stick.  You have a great chance of winning one of the two fabulous prizes!


Hugs to everyone, and thanks for all your support.


Fran Lee

9 comments:

Marie Rose Dufour said...

Whoo-hoo another Fran Lee book to read! Congrats on the contract. Can't wait to read it.

Amber Skyze said...

Can't wait for your new book. Congrats and welcome back! :)

Katalina Leon said...

Terrific news Fran! I'm so happy for you and even happier for us... We get another great Fran Lee book!
XXOO Kat

Molly Daniels said...

Congrats Fran:) I'm still catching up on your backlist....

Marianne Stephens said...

Happy dancing for you - not pretty but sincere!
Wonderful news, Fran!

Janice said...

Congratulations on your new contract.

Janice~

Sandy said...

Congrats, Fran. So glad you have a contract.

Tina Donahue said...

Awesome, Fran - so glad to hear it!! Major congrats, hon! :)

Terra Pennington said...

Love Christmas in July and I love drooling over all the books covers on the side of the blog.

Terra

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