Thursday, July 20, 2006

Happy Dance

So I've discussed previously how I'm NOT chasing the market, and I'm glad not to be. I just wrote a book that I would love to read, and that I think other people would love to read.

But I admit I did a happy dance when I read this on Kristin Nelson's blog last night:

"Not that it’s any big surprise but historicals are hot and editors are actively looking for original voices—both for big women’s fiction historicals but also for what I call “straight” historicals (especially if they have some sort of intrigue or mystery bent).

Think a more commercial Umberto Eco."

Oh, man. TMT is exactly, exactly that. Women's fiction historical/commercial historical. And "original voices" is great too! Woo-hooo. Perhaps (crossing fingers madly) I've unwittingly hit the timing just right...

Medieval Word of the Day: stathelfast: Firm, steadfast.
(ooh, good word!)

4 comments:

Cindy said...

Hey, that's great!! Wouldn't _that_ be fortuitous? (Yay! I got to use fortuitous in a sentence!!)
Good luck. I assume you'll be letting us know if and when you hear back from those agents? What's the time frame on that, anyway?

Susan Adrian said...

Cindy:

No, I'm afraid I'm not going to update here on agents and responses. To me that's a personal matter and not for public consumption...particularly since I included my blog address on queries!

I'll let y'all know when I sign with one, though. (thinking positive, see?) :)

And thanks!

Julie K said...

Susan:

Huzza - what great timing you have, you!!

Julie K

sara said...

Susan,

Yay, great news!

/Sara E.