Romance By Catherine: Contracts and Milestones

Monday, April 19, 2010

Contracts and Milestones

Yes... you heard me... I'm being offered another contract. Does it ever get old. "Hell no!"
The third and final book in my time travel trilogy, Redeeming Vows, has been in my editors hands for less than two weeks and a contract is on its way to my hands.

Fin and Lizzy's story completes the circle, literally and figuratively. For those who have picked up Binding Vows and who are looking forward to Myra's story, Silent Vows, this final chapter ties the entire trilogy into a neat little bow.

The Milestone for me and this final book is how much my writing has changed. I think improved but I'll let you all decided that for yourselves once you put down the last book. I will sometimes laugh and tell the world that if it wasn't for spell check I'd never have had the nerve to try my hand at fiction writing. I still put a lot of the credit for my lack of spelling errors on my critique partners who catch things I don't and to my editor who finds things that slip past the first two of us... but with Redeeming Vows... I think it really did fit the description "Edited within an inch of its life."

Bottom line to any writer is this... Sloppy Submissions = Revise/Resub Requests. Add a story that needs work and you end up with a rejection.

Back to my happy dance.

Happy Monday Everyone!

16 comments:

Clare Revell said...

congrats

Catherine Bybee said...

Thanks, Clare.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Congratulations, Catherine! Binding Vows is on my short list for upcoming reading. :)

Catherine Bybee said...

It's a great summer read if you ask me. I do hope you enjoy it and that it wets your desire for books 2 and 3.

Emma Lai said...

Congrats! Hard work deserves great rewards!

Catherine Bybee said...

Thanks, Emma... The Beatles are popping in my head. "Getting better all the time."

Marianne Evans said...

Congratulations! I'm happy dancing for you and wish you all the best! Much success, Catherine!!

Maeve said...

Fantastic! Congratulations, Catherine!! Dance until you collapse from dizziness. :)

Catherine Bybee said...

I'm getting a little dizzy.. think I need to sit down! Thanks, Marianne and Maeve.

Lynne Roberts said...

Yay! I am so happy for you! Can't dance with you right now, but I'll clap and keep time as you dance. : )

: D

Ilona Fridl said...

I agree, Catherine, anytime you're offered a contract, it's a celebration! My second will be out this summer. Good sales for you!

Kaye Manro said...

Congrats, Catherine! I knew this one was coming. And why not? It just had to be becausee it's the last book in the series!

Go celebrate!

Catherine Bybee said...

Lynne - I hope all is okay with you... dance for me when you can. lol

Llona - Every contract, even the ones for 30 pages... Although this one is for 370 pages. lol

Kaye - Not always a given in this industry, Kaye... which is why I celebrate!

Helen Hardt said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations, my friend :). And no, it never gets old!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Congratulations! How wonderful for you!

Eliza March said...

I'm so happy for you too.
Eliza March