Wednesday, September 14, 2005

FIRST SALE!!!!!!

The big news is in - RUMBLE ON THE BAYOU has sold to Dorchester Publishing and will be a Fall 2006 release.

Needless to say, I am thrilled that someone actually "gets" my quirky, out-of-the-box, bayou romance. I spent an entire day calling everyone I knew and telling them. Of course, my husband's boss asked if he would still be retaining his employment there and I had to laugh. People SO don't understand how hard it is to make a living writing. It simply takes years and years of hard work - or one winning lotto ticket book, but how many people does that really happen to?

I'm working frantically on a chick lit mystery and a new romance proposal. Pray for me. I think that one remaining brain cell is rapidly slipping away.

Of course, the bad part about selling is the publicity photo which has prompted my current diet. I started officially on Monday and am hating life more and more each day. Why does one simply FEEL better while consuming beer and pizza. (big sigh) Oh well, I'll keep yall updated on my progress - both on the writing AND the weight loss.

Now - off to do some accounting. Day jobs.....................

3 comments:

liz said...

Hey Jana. I can't think of anyone who deserves this more, except maybe me!!(lol) I'm so excited for you. Keep all us umpubs informed of every step in your journey.

About the dieting, I just read a new book called Volumetrics about eating bigger portions of better foods. Makes sense.

Jana DeLeon said...

Jeeze, define "better" foods. lol I think of "better" foods as steak, pizza, chocolate...... But I might need to look into that theory. Being hungry is a big reason for people quiting different diets. Unfortunately, I am an emotional eating - happy, sad, depressed and mostly - stress!

Thanks for the congrats and keep plugging away. Your day is coming soon!

Robin Caroll said...

Congratulations!

 
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