Saturday, July 25, 2009

Latin Hotties Week Finale

So sorry that I dropped out of Latin Hotties Week. I've been crazy busy. Who knew there was so much work to do when you're under contract?!?!

Since I want this to be a true blog about my journey, I'll tell you what's been happening this week. First, I received an acceptance letter from LooseID which outlined the changes that they would like to see made as well as the next steps. One of the changes that they wanted to make was to change the title, which I was totally fine with. Then I accepted their acceptance and I received the contract which I promptly sent to one of my CPs who was a lawyer in her previous life (lucky me!) to review. Holy cow! It's like 11 pages long! CRAZY!!! And it came with a whole lot of other forms for me to fill out. One of the things that I love is how LI is so dedicated to promoting their books and already I feel like I'm in the right hands.

Now, I am working on covert art and blurbs. According to my editor (I have an editor now!) I should get her changes sent to me in a couple of weeks and then I have about a month to get them back to her. WHEW!!! Helen, my CP, tells me that this all very out the ordinary and the reason for the rush is because my publication date is so freaking soon.

Speaking of pub dates, my novella is tentatively scheduled for 10/13! As for the title, I called it 'On Business' but LI didn't think that it was sexy enough (and it wasn't) so it looks like we're going to go with 'Dirty Business.' I like it. So do my CPs and my editor so I'm happy. I told the other Vixens' that they could call it 'Smack My Ass With A Fish' and I would be happy. Thank God they didn't and I really do like the new title.

So that's it. That's what's been going on. I will keep you all informed as I move forward so that everyone (all 2 of you not including the Vixens) can share my journey.

Until later, please to enjoy



Cari Quinn said...

Congratulations, Monica! Great news! And yes, I can't wait to hear more as you get closer to your publication date. :)

Helen Hardt said...

Very exciting!

Okay, is it just me, or does Benicio del Toro look a little like a Latin Brad Pitt?

Am I on drugs here?

Shelley Munro said...

Congratulations on your sale, Monica. I could feel your excitement zing off the blog :)

Monica Kaye said...

Thanks everyone! I am excited and overwhelmed! I have to write a blurb! Helen will tell you that writing short and sweet is not my strong suit.

And Helen, you aren't crazy. He DOES look like a Latin Brad Pitt.

Christina Phillips said...

Congratulations on your sale, Monica! Very exciting news!