Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fingers Crossed

Today I sent off my very first proposal to my editor, for a military romantic suspense sequel under my other pen name. Before now I've only ever sent completed manuscripts off for submission. I'm really nervous that they'll either say a) No, or b) Yes, and the final manuscript will be due on X date. Frankly, I don't know which scares me more at this point, lol.

Lots of other authors submit on proposal, and I felt it was an important step for me in my career. The test will be if they say yes and I have to get the book done by a particular date. I've always been good under pressure, so let's just hope my muse cooperates. It'll be good for me, right? If I ever wind up writing for NY someday, this is something I'll have to learn to do anyhow. (Yeah, let's go with that theory.)

I came back last week from a magical vacation to Kauai. While I was there, I found out I'd (again writing as Kaylea Cross) won the EPIC Award for best romantic suspense with my favorite book, Absolution. I have such a crush on the hero, and he's my favorite of all the heroes I've ever written, so I was really excited that he won the award.

In Callie Croix news, I just sold another hot romance to Carina Press. This one's called Covert Seduction, and besides all the steam, it includes a bit of a suspense plot.

Any of you writers out there have words of encouragement about submitting on proposal? Please keep your fingers crossed for me.


Dalton Diaz said...

Callie, at this point, I think it's safe to say you're a pretty safe bet!

Huge congrats on the Epic win and the new sale. Um, yeah, see above.

Wynter Daniels said...

Yay! Congrats on the EPIC win and on the new contract. You're on fire. I'm sure the proposal will be accepted.

Callie Croix said...

Dalton, I'm not so sure about that! Guess we'll find out ;) *bites nails*

Thanks, Wynter. You've subbed on proposal before, right? Any advice on getting the manuscript finished on deadline?

Wynter Daniels said...

Meet a weekly word count is my best advice. I try to look at the weekly numbers rather than daily since stuff happens and some days are inevitably busier. Plus, I try to get ahead, planning for that and then surprise myself when I surpass the weekly goals.
Let me know if you need crit help.

Jax Cassidy said...

I'm sure you did awesome so don't even sweat it! I'm waiting on news of my own and I've discovered it's better to forget about it and move onto something new or I'd seriously obsess over it.