Sunday, September 19, 2010

News and excuses

I've been a very bad blogger those last few weeks. But I've got an excuse.

Three weeks ago I got an offer of representation for my YA post-apocalyptic novel THE OTHER LIFE and I accepted!

I'm now officially represented by Julia Churchill of Greenhouse Literary Agency. Yay! :D

I've been busy doing revisions and after I was done with those, I had to write a synopsis for the sequel to THE OTHER LIFE. Those of you who've had the pleasure (*snort*) to write a synopsis before know what it can do to you and your brain (nothing good, believe me...). For most people (probably for everyone) it's even worse if you have to write a synopsis for a book that isn't even written. Eeek.

It's not that I hate(d) synopses. I usually write them before I start working on a new WIP, so I know what'll happen. I guess that makes me a freak?


Well, now that I had to write the synopsis for the sequel to TOL, I get why people hate them.

Long story short, I'll be on sub soon. (eeek).

So while I spend my time in the next circle of hell, I'll try to be a good blogger and post regularly.


Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations on your representation!

Since I'm a panster, I can't imagine writing a synopsis for a book I haven't written. Good luck!

Susanne Winnacker said...

Thank you! :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Huge congrats! That's awesome news.

Speech Delay Mamma said...

Congrats! Thats amazing news.

Elana Johnson said...

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!! Can't wait to read about your sale here, too!

Patti said...

Awesome, congratulations. Found your blog through Elana's.

So you didn't have to write the sequel before getting offered representation? I've heard conflicting things. Just wondering.

Connie Keller said...

Awesome!! Congratulations!!

And writing the synopsis before the book...I can't even think about that. Ack.

Susanne Winnacker said...

Thanks so much!
@Patti It's not usual to write the sequel before being offered representation. And it's not even necessary to write the sequel before the publishing deal, because if the book doesn't sell the time spent writing the sequel would have been wasted... :)

Southpaw said...

Awesome news. Congrats.

Jeff Hirsch said...

Huge congrats Susanne! I too know the weirdness of writing a synopsis for a book I haven't written yet. Here's to a great and quick sale!!

Susanne Winnacker said...

Thanks!! :)
@Jeff A quick sale would be nice, but I'm preparing for a long wait!