Monday, May 7, 2012

Manic Monday: What's Up with H.A.L.F.? And other News


Book written? Check. Cover created? Check. Publication date set? Ummm, no.

When I released Emily's House in November, 2011, I promised readers the first book of a new series to be released in May, 2012. It's May. But I will not be releasing H.A.L.F. this month.

What's up? Here's the scoop. With the encouragement of my beta readers, I have decided to query agents and publishers with H.A.L.F. For those of you that don't know the story, I did not attempt to get an agent or publisher for Emily's House - I went straight to self-publication.

And I think it was the right choice for that book at the right time. I'm very pleased with sales and feedback on that book.

The wonderful thing about the current state of affairs of the publishing world is that writers have more choices than ever. So for each book, the writer must decide the path for that book.

My beta readers believe that H.A.L.F. will appeal to agents and editors.

I agree with them.

I am so excited about H.A.L.F. and on the one hand want to just upload it and get it into the hands of readers. But on the other hand, I would like to work with an editorial team at a publishing house to polish further AND have a publisher's assistance in getting the work into the hands of more readers.

I will start the querying process this summer and I'll keep you posted. Wish me luck!

Cat writing on a computer
"Holy cow, this is exactly the manuscript she's been looking for," said the agent's cat.

In other news, the Summer Teen Reading Party continues and I've been writing guest posts and answering interviews like a banshee! There are some great prizes, such as Amazon gift cards, signed books, e-books and swag being offered by the authors participating in the month-long event. So if you haven't checked it out yet, hop on over to the home page for the STRP and check it out. 

And don't forget to enter my May Giveaway. Now go hoppity hop and have fun!

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