And the Story Goes On–Update

So, if you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I recently contracted with Silver Publishing for my novella Love and Lattes. Well, that’s what it’s currently called and since I’ve heard no word about the title changing, I’m assuming it’s staying the same.

I’ve dreamed about what it would be like to finally get a contract for some time now. I didn’t really know what to expect. I see writers on twitter always talking about art sheets and edits and editors etc, but having those things happen to me is very surreal. I feel like I’ve used that word a lot lately, LOL!

Since signing my contract, I’ve filled out the cover details sheet. That was fun! It was questions about the main characters, their descriptions, main settings in the book, and even colors I like. It was a thrill to fill out my first ever cover sheet!! I’m excited to see what kind of cover they make for my book. I think that’s the point this will feel very real—like I am actually going to have a real book.

Also since signing, I’ve done a pass through my manuscript of pre-edits. This was fun too, but more nerve-wracking because I wanted to make sure I did a good job since these were going to my *editor*. Squee! I have an editor! They took me a few days and I feel like I did a good job on them. Oh well, I *felt* like I’d done a good job on them until the second I hit send. Then I panicked that maybe I should have read through the pages again, maybe I should have made a few more changes, maybe, maybe, maybe. Ugh. It will probably never feel perfect, will it?

Now that those two things are done, there’s nothing left for me to do but sit and wait for my first set of real edits. So until then, I’ve started a new project. I don’t think there’s any better way to pass the time than by writing something new. Off to get my word count before my day gets too busy.

Happy writing!



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  1. Tara Stearns says:

    Congrats again Heather! It really is exciting to read about your experience. It’s wonderful to see someone succeed at what they love to do. And, I must admit sitting here thinking – “I can’t wait for my turn”! LOL.

    1. Heather Thurmeier says:

      Hi Tara,

      I still feel like “I can’t wait for my turn!” Don’t worry. It will happen for you too. Just keep writing, keep striving to write better and don’t give up! I’ll be cheering for you soon!!

  2. Janet Walters says:

    Heather, so glad you’re having fun. I hate doing the cover questions since I’m not a visual person. Most of my covers have been great though there are a few I’d like to get rid of. One I did. The cover for Shortcut was dark and dreary. The new one much better. Have fun. You really deserve all the joy and pleasure this brings. The first time is always remembered and may be the best.

  3. Shoshanna Evers says:

    I’m one of those authors who loves doing edits 🙂 Have fun and good luck on your next WIP too!

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