Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Another reason to celebrate...

Monday I told you about some exciting news re a new writing project. The Christmas Novella!

Today, I have another reason to celebrate. In addition to the novella, Christmas Service, I've contracted with Barbour to write an historical romance for a new trade-length line they wish to start.

A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas is scheduled to release in September of 2011. Eleven months from now. I've already turned in a cover art sheet (or several) and have a synopsis in place. Now to get it written! The goal is to have the first draft finished by Dec. 1st and the ms sent to my crit partners by Dec. 16th. Then it's on to Stars in Her Eyes, book three in my Colorado Light series for Heartsong.

I'm thrilled to death, and so excited about everything that's happening. Thank you again to Becky Germany for this opportunity, and thank you to JoAnne Simmons, who has been gracious to extend the deadline on Stars in Her Eyes to give me time to write the novella and A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas.

Thank you also to my husband and son who are picking up the slack and giving me lots of time to write. You are the BEST!

Oh, and a huge thank you to my crit partners who have been so very busy. Since returning from the ACFW Conference, they've tackled a proposal and are currently critting Light To My Path. To Georgiana and Katie, You Girls Rock!!!!


  1. As they say in the vernacular: Squee!

  2. What exciting news! Thanks for sharing with us. I'm glad we get to experience it along with you!

  3. Linda8:09 AM

    Happy, Happy Dance!!!

  4. very, very happy for you, Erica. God's broadening your horizons and your realm of influence. Stay true to him and to your heart. He's given you much talent, my dear! All hands and arms inside the car, the ride is about to begin... :-)

  5. Wonderful news, Erica! It means you have a lot of writing to do in the next little while but it sounds like you're well organized and ready to start.

    Blessings to you as you delve into it.

  6. WOW!!!!!!

    Girl, you're so on a roll that if I didn't move out of the way I'd get flattened! *grin*

    Sounds like you have some writing to do. LOL


  8. Woot! I'm soooo anxious to read your trade length. It keeps getting better and better!

  9. Your first trade length, right? And it's part of kicking off a new line? What an honor! Congrats, Erica.

  10. Wow! The good news keeps on coming. Congratulations on this great opportunity--and happy writing!

  11. Let the Party BEGIN!!!!!! I'm thrilled for you! Congratulations!

  12. We are all doing the happy dance for you! Way to go.

  13. CJ, thank you! Squee indeed! :D

    Terri, Thanks! :)

    Mary, thank you for celebrating with me!

    Linda, we need to do lunch...soon!

    Rachel, I'm dragging you along with me! :D

  14. Cindy, I loved your ACFW posts. Thanks for celebrating with me!

    Carol, I DO have a bunch of writing to do in the near future. My family is really helping me out.

    Jessica, I'm trying not to get flattened myself. :D

  15. Rachel, Thank you! :D I'm wicked excited about this.

    Georgiana, I totally less than three you! Thank you for all your help!

    Sally, yes, this will be my first trade-length. Squee! :D

  16. Keli, thank you. I've set some lofty goals, so I hope I can meet them. I'm pathological about deadlines and turning things in early.

    Julie, thanks for celebrating with me. I can't wait to read your debut novel!

    Jan, Thank you so much! it's always more fun when you get to celebrate with friends.