If you follow me on Twitter or are friends with me on Facebook, you may already have heard that I accepted an offer from Entangled Publishing last week for two books in their Brazen line. These are category-length contemporaries, released pretty much exclusively in digital format, although there could eventually be a print version. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Entangled, they’re a relatively new publishing house, but are behind some recent major success stories, including THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN by Jennifer Probst and WRONG BED, RIGHT GUY by Katee Robert, both of which hit both the New York Times and the USA Today bestseller lists. Needless to say, I feel like I’m hanging out with the right crowd :).
Want to know more about the first book I sold to Entangled? I’ve got the blurb and the first chapter up here.
So, I’m super thrilled about this, but–you knew there was a ‘but’ coming, didn’t you?–needless to say, it kind of throws off my planned writing schedule for the next six months or so. When my agent submitted my proposal to Entangled, I figured it would take them several months to get back to me, since I’d heard through they grapevine that they were swamped with submissions. Plenty of time, I thought, to finish INCARNATE, its accompanying prequel, and A MATTER OF INDISCRETION (the third Lords of Lancashire novella) before I had to turn my attention to finishing the manuscript I’d sent, should the publisher even want to contract it. Needless to say, life is what happens when you’re making other plans.
Obviously, finishing the books I’ve contracted to Entangled is now my top priority. That doesn’t mean I won’t continue working on the projects I’ve planned to self-publish since the beginning of the year, however, their release dates are likely to slip into 2013. I know, I know. Bad writer, no cookie!
Anyway, I’ll be adjusting my “Coming Soon” page to reflect the new order of business. Because I’d like to wrap up the Lords of Lancashire series so I can get the print anthology out as soon as possible, A MATTER OF INDISCRETION may be the first order of business once I’ve met my deadline for Entangled. On the other hand, I was pretty well into INCARNATE and really having fun with it when I had to shift gears so… (Did I mention I’m a Gemini and I’m hopeless when it comes to making decisions?)
If you have preference for what you want me to tackle first, let me know in the comments. Otherwise, I’ll keep you posted :).