The last two weeks have been really really exciting...mostly due to the AMAZING work of my fantastic editor...I keep turning to Eric and saying "it's really happening!!" (He's getting tired of smiling at me supportively, I think.)
I got my first round of edits back, which means i'm back to work in a big way...I was TERRIFIED that the book would come back filled with red ink and pushed back to 2010. But Lisa (my editor) has assured me that it's not a turd...and that it's officially on the March 2009 list! Yay! It's really happening!! (Are you getting tired of hearing me say this too?) :)
In other news on The Season, Lisa and I took a first pass on the jacket copy for the book...which is super exciting (and ridiculously difficult...after spending a year with this story, boiling it down to two paragraphs is a task of sisyphean proportions). Here's what we came up with! What do you think?
Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra Stafford simply doesn't fit into the world of Regency London — she's strong-willed, sharp-tongued, and she absolutely loathes dress fittings. Unfortunately, her mother has been waiting for years for Alex to be old enough to take part in the social whirlwind of a London Season so she can be married off to someone safe, respectable, wealthy, and almost certainly boring.
Alex, however, is much more interested in adventure than in romance. When the Earl of Blackmoor is killed in a puzzling accident, Alex--along with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi--decides to help his son, the brooding and devilishly handsome Gavin, uncover the truth. It's a mystery brimming with espionage, murder, and suspicion. As Alex and Gavin grow closer, will her heart be stolen in the process?
Romance and intrigue fill the air as this year's season begins!
Orchard has already hired an artist for the cover, and I saw pics of potential models this week...it's so weird to see my characters in real life! I can't believe it! SO EXCITING!
I'm really excited to finish the edits on The Season, because I finished my outline for book two in the series. It's a really different type of love story than The Season, but also filled with danger and excitement...so I'm looking forward to sinking my teeth into it!
Today, though, I'm off to do laundry...which is much less exciting than all this book stuff...but does give me a chance to catch up with some of my friends who have been woefully neglected while I've been finishing everything up. I miss them!!
hope you have a great weekend...