I’ve been pretty quiet lately on the blog, for reasons that I can now reveal.
A few months ago, I began working on a proposal for a book titled WRITING FICTION FOR DUMMIES. I have a co-author, Peter Economy, who has done a number of books in the famous Dummies series, and we have been working from the get-go with an acquisition editor at the publisher. The proposal was accepted several weeks ago, and we’ve been working through those pesky contract details ever since.
As of yesterday, I signed the contract on the book. I’m taking it in to FedEx it to the publisher in a few minutes. And I’m busy writing chapters now.
I’ll post more information as we get closer to publication date. Currently, we’re scheduled to launch the book in November, 2009, right in time for National Novel Writing Month.
So now you know why I’ve been so quiet. I want this book to be the best it can possibly be, so I’ve been working extremely hard on it. Once we get past our first milestone date, I’ll be better calibrated on how much time and effort it takes to reach milestones, and I hope to get a bit more regular in my blogging after that.
In the meantime, I’m celebrating the fact that . . . I’m a Dummy.