Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Novel Has A Publisher!

As those of you who are my Facebook friends already know, today I signed a contract to have my novel published by Cedar Fort Inc, a regional publisher based in Springville, Utah.

Wooo Hoooo!

And now the real work begins.

They actually made their offer based on the submission I sent in last September, yet I've spent the last three months or so revising and rewriting. The updated story is much stronger. It's also much longer - by about 40 pages, which is how many pages Cedar Fort wants me to cut.

So I've been working on going through and trimming out a bunch of stuff. Not fun. But I have a few ideas how to make it work.

Another thing they asked for is a new title. I guess The Flight of Na Pua Lei doesn't work for them. I've come up with a handful to give them, but I could really use your help - hence on my writing blog, the contest for this month is the title game. So far I have one suggestion - left as a comment on my Facebook blog simulcast. Now's your chance to score some chocolate - contest open through this Friday.

Thanks to all of you for following along and supporting me in this adventure. I can tell the fun is just beginning.

5 comments:

Liz said...

omigosh, omigosh, omigosh!! congratulations, don! so doesn't surprise me!
k, titles:

love in laie sucks

um . . . so i'm lacking a bit with the written word. i AM good at buying your book, attending any book signings, and basically being a groupie!

so crazy happy for you! it's almost as if I wrote the book! . . . except i didn't. haha! let me know if i can help in any way.

Jewel/Pink Ink said...

YAY Don!!!!!

That is wonderful!

Congratulations.

Holladay Photo said...

Congrats Don! This is great news- you're right, the fun is just beginning! All the best! (I think the perfect title will just pop in your head at any moment) Patria

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Don! I'm looking forward to reading what finally gets into print. I really enjoyed the story the first time I read it, and I imagine it has only gotten better!
Here is my title suggestion: "Life After the Best Two Years, Hawaiian Style".

Dan M said...

Congratulations Don! I'm looking forward to reading what finally gets into print. I really enjoyed the story the first time I read it, and I imagine it has only gotten better!
Here is my title suggestion: "Life After the Best Two Years, Hawaiian Style".