Monday, September 10, 2007

Wolfee!!!!

A long time ago, in a mind filled with hopes and dreams -- there was a story born. And like my children it grew, gained attitude, ticked me off and finally got booted into the cold hard world of submissions. The book .... not my kids. They were sent to school.

As the creation of Devil's Gold matured, it garnered a nickname. Wolfee. The spelling is due to my husband being unable to buy me vanity plates with the letters Wolfie. The name -- well, that stems from the wolves that propagate several of my chapters. Devil's Gold wasn't the original title. I think it was Moonlight Madness then Heart of the Moon or Heart of the Wolf or some such silliness similar to those titles. And I don't know if Devil's Gold will be the final title. That's pending.

But what it will be -- is PUBLISHED!!! In hardback, no less. A huge feat for a first book, IMHO. I've been at the writing game for just over five years. I think. I've lost track. It's been a hurdle filled with excitement, dashed dreams and heartbreak. I couldn't have done it alone. My husband, my critique partners and all the wonderful online writers have been a constant wall of support.

In the end, I did it with no agent and simply the belief that this book deserved its spot on the shelves. It had been written, rewritten, submitted, revised, resubmitted, rejected and finally requested. What a road full of lessons.

I received a call on September 5, 2007, from Kerry Estevez of Medallion Press. Apparently, they concur. Wolfee will be available for sale some time in 2009. And I am now hard at work on its sequel tentatively titled Angel Falls.


12 comments:

Laura Hamby said...

Hooray for you, Julie! I'm so excited for you. One question though... Is it 2009 yet?
How 'bout now? Now? Now? ;)

~Laura

mary beth said...

Congratulations Julie!!!!

Shara Jones said...

Julieeeee! Big feat accomplished. Well done, you. I'm with Laura... is it 2009 yet? How bout now?...

Sherry (Shara) Jones

Fiona Lowe said...

Sensational news!!
Congratulations:-)

Cheers
Fiona Lowe
www.fionalowe.com

Grace Tyler said...

So excited for you!

Meg Allison said...

Congrats, Julie! Glad you never gave up on it. :)

Donna Alward said...

Congrats Julie! And wtg getting your blog started! W00000T!

LOL at Laura. How 'bout now!

The time will fly between now and publication, so buckle up - the ride's just beginning!

Carol Hutchens said...

Julie,
Congratulations! Great to hear about your SALE! Time will fly...
Carol

lou said...

nice very flocking nice

Anonymous said...

Pets say..special dinner for you MOM!ruff..ruff!

Julie Korzenko said...

Why are my dogs on the computer?

vanessa jaye said...

Took me long enough to get over to your blog, but congratulations again, Fred!