Tuesday, August 15, 2006

It's Official!

I have official word! My book has a name -- THE BABY WAIT, news my editor sent me via e-mail -- along with a heads-up that revisions should be winging my way shortly. That news certainly has lit a fire under me to get this current Work In Progress (WIP) finished.

It's so nice to be able to refer to my upcoming book with a real, live, definitive name! It will take some getting used to in order to think of it as anything but THE RED THREAD, but I had an idea from the get-go that my own working title was toast.

For those of you not familiar with the publishing process, authors have very little control over most everything once the final draft hits the editor's desk: the title, the cover, the back cover copy -- all of that is carefully engineered by The Powers That Be to generate book sales. I defer to those Powers That Be, as they are in the business of selling books. Me? I just write 'em!

On the home front, the Max report looks good. Max is doing very well, according to the vet, and my former tom will come home that new non-man tomorrow. Kate is quite excited about the prospect, though we've warned her that he probably won't feel up to a whole lot of holding. I just hope the rascal doesn't think we've abandoned him!

5 comments:

tammy said...

It's a great title Cynthia. Congratulations. So, is it feeling any more real yet?

Cynthia Reese said...

Thanks for the compliments, Tammy -- I can take no credit, because it was Laura's idea.

As for as things feeling real ... Well, the deadlines are certainly feeling real! Nothing else is, though ... guess that will come eventually?

Theresa said...

I love the new title but I will always no it as "The Red Threat". Can't wait to read it. Do you know when it will be released?

April said...

Love the title, Cynthia!

Glad Max gets to come home to his family soon!

Cynthia Reese said...

Theresa and April, thanks! Max is home and enjoying himself ... and Theresa, my book (which I always think of THE RED THREAD, too, btw!) is scheduled for April 2007.