It’s True

I’ve been a little quiet lately, but only on this here blog. Every other part of my life is very, decidedly, not quiet. It’s been moving so fast and demanding everything. Yes, it’s true. I have a book contract sitting on my desk. Right now. After 2.5 years it appears that Who in This Room will finally be published and available in October 2011.

I was shopping for my niece at the GAP when I got the call. It was all oh, ok, well, that IS good news. Then: Can I get this shirt in a kids size 8? Sometimes it takes a little while for these things to sink in. And then when they do… Oh, heavens.

Because the publisher, a small press called Calyx Books, wants the book to be out in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month, we need to hurry. The usually tight publishing timeline has to be compressed. I’m in a world I know nothing about. I’m reaching in all different directions. I’m reading, researching, asking questions and begging for favors. (Thank you friends.) I’m learning, processing and trying to crystallize the important. I’m building a plan, a divine master plan in my head. When I have it, when I see how the next few years will roughly play out, then I will rest.

Oh, and by the way, this 5 page questionnaire about you and the book and how it will be promoted, we’ll need it by the end of the year. What? Yeah, goodbye holidays.

But I’m not complaining because if all continues in this direction, I’ll have a book in 10 months. It’s a book I’m looking forward to holding in my hands and, eventually, closing.

7 thoughts on “It’s True

  1. Barb

    Woo-hoo! I cannot wait and I’ll be in line to buy dozens of copies for all my friends. I’m so excited to finally be able to share your funny, genuine, poignant writing with the world. Nobody deserves it more. Congratulations… and good luck with the whirlwind!

  2. Joy

    Biggest hoorays for this. So glad to hear it, and can’t wait to buy copies too! Ride the wave, Katherine!

  3. Tami

    You’ll never again be a stranger to the world of published authors. It’ll all be old hat with your next book, and the one after that…

    I’m so proud of you! Your book is wonderful. I’m glad the world will have a chance to see it.

  4. Gregg

    Let me know if I can help in the promotions area. I’d love to grab coffee and brainstorm ideas. I’m so happy for you.

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