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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Writing News!

I've been holding this in for so long I thought I would burst, but now that I've signed on the dotted line I can announce that Samhain Publishing will be publishing my fantasy novel, Touch Of Fire.

I am so excited, and…umm…shocked! LOL.

When I decided to take up fiction writing, I gave myself seven years to be properly published. What with a full time job and traveling I couldn't see it happening any sooner than that. But the day I was offered the contract, I looked at the calendar and realized it was three years almost to the day from when I started this journey. How's that for planning?

Nonetheless, my road took the scenic route because I had so MUCH to learn about fiction. I absorbed every bit of information, critique and workshop training until it was fused with my DNA.

None of this would have been possible without the help of some very patient and tough critique partners. I love you guys. You've been that pointy stick in my back that kept me going when all I could write was crap. Thank you.

So for at least one moment, I'll bask in that soft cerulean glow of accomplishment.

…okay, that was long enough. Back to work.

More news as it develops.

6 comments:

Heather B. Moore said...

Congrats, Maria! This is fantastic!

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, Heather. No one was more surprised than me. lol

Sandra said...

Congratulations! Do you know when it's coming out. I look forward to reading it.

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, Sandra!

I don't know the time line yet. According to my sources, I'll work with my editor first and then have a discussion with the art department.

I'm looking forward to the whole experience and will share what I learn as I go along.

rcloenen-ruiz said...

Congrats, Maria. Such wonderful news! I shall keep an eye out for the release of your novel and hope to be the first person in NL to read it.

Maria Zannini said...

You are so kind. Thanks, Rochita!