Monday, August 30, 2010

It's All Good


Being a writer isn't easy. Sure, you have to possess a fair amount of creativity and talent, be willing to learn and hone your craft. But there's one thing it's nearly impossible to learn - patience. That's not something anyone can teach you. I may have mentioned before, patience isn't my strong suit. But good things truly do come to those who wait.



All this to say, I've had a really good week. I'm happy to share that I just sold a full length erotic romantic suspense story to Carina Press. Since Carina is a brand new publisher, no one really knows how well it will do, but having Harlequin as its parent company will certainly help. All my dealings with my editor and with the managing editor, Angela James, have been so positive, I'm sure it will be a terrific experience.

Aside from that good news, I've also signed with a literary agent. In romance writing circles, that's a pretty big step up. Many major publishers won't even look at a manuscript submission unless it is submitted by an agent. Even those publishers that do take unagented submissions push the agented ones ahead in line.

After all that good news, I went to a women's forum a couple nights ago where I met a lady who owns a "Romance Boutique." What is a romance boutique you ask? Apparently it is a boutique that provides women & couples with an upscale and elegant shopping experience for all their sensual and erotic needs. Sounds pretty interesting, huh?

The owner of said boutique invited me to their October "Erotic Bliss pARTy" as the literary featured guest. That sounded too good to pass up. I will let you know how that turns out.
Overall, I feel like many wheels have been set in motion for me this week that will lead to good things. I hope you had a great week, too.

15 comments:

Michelle Polaris said...

Ooh, an erotic bliss party. You have to tell us all about it. And it sounds like that patience has paid off. I'm so proud. Yay!!! on the sale.

Terry Odell said...

This all sounds fantastic. Proud to say, "I knew her when..." Looking forward to updates.

Terry
Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Dalton Diaz said...

Huge congrats!
Please, do tell us what the erotic bliss party is about. Inquiring minds want to know - sounds like great book fodder.

Wynter Daniels said...

Thanks, ladies. Erotic Bliss party is sort of an open house that features erotic art, literature, poetry, etc as well as discussions on Tantra, toys, role playing, you name it. I think they theme them. They have multiple speakers and couples and singles are welcome. SOunds like fun, huh?

Kaylea Cross said...

Wynter, mega congrats both on the sale to Carina, and on the agent. Good on you, woman! xo

Wynter Daniels said...

Thanks, Kaylea! Still happy dancing.

Jina Bacarr said...

Wynter, this is a fabulous opportunity for you! Will you be able to read an excerpt from one of your books at the party? A "tease," so to speak?

Check with the coordinator--she may want you to talk about how you write your "hot" scenes, etc. Will the local press be there? If so, be prepared with some good sound bites they can use in a story (PG, of course!)

And congrats on your sale to Carina and getting an agent!! Yay!

Wynter Daniels said...

Thanks, Jina - good advice. Yes - they want me to read excerpts. I've chosen a couple from Getting Even with Warren. I have a half hour slot so I will probably also discuss sexual tension and the anticipation... It promises to be a fun, hot evening.

Katie Reus said...

Okay, lets try this comment thing again! Blogger is not cooperating today :)

Congrats on all your recent success! I think it's so cool that we're agency buddies now *g* And I definitely want a blog on your erotic bliss party ;)

KC Burn said...

Congrats Wynter! And I have to agree, the Erotic Bliss party sounds like a fascinating concept. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Wynter Daniels said...

Katie - It's cool, huh! I like that agency buddy thing;-)

Thanks, KC - I'll dish all about it after the event.

Naima Simone said...

Wynter, congratulations!! My chapter had Angela James as a guest speaker in June and I had the opportunity to meet her. She is fabulous! I'm so happy for you!

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Brenda Williamson said...

Contratulations on all the good news.

Wynter Daniels said...

Naima - I met her at RWA Nationals this year and she was so sweet. And what a smart cookie she is. I was impressed.

Thanks, Brenda!