Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The LONGEST wait in history is over.

After the longest wait I have ever had, and several rejections in between, The Cost of Loving (TCOL) was finally accepted at Dreamspinner Press. I am thrilled that it will have a publishing home next to When Love is Not Enough (WLINE). I would have been fine self-publishing, and I am ready to go with that for the next one if something I write gets rejected, but conventional publishing is better I think. The pluses are that I get better exposure and all forms of the book are available at the same time. (As apposed to Create Space where is it Kindle only for 90 days.) The down side is that you have to wait. But at least this time the wait has an end. August/September (ish) is the projected release date barring any setbacks in editing and stuff.

And the cover will remain the same! That was a big concern of mine because I love it so much, but luckily they liked it too. Thank You Enny Kraft for creating one so awesome! Book three’s cover is also perfect and I will reveal it in a few months, maybe July. The blurb will get listed after I finish writing it. I am currently working on Love, Trust, and Learning to Live Again. (LTLTA) I know this is a long title but I believe it fits the book. This book is about Darian. His life, his struggles, and becoming the person that he is. He has gone through a lot. And I think the cover fits it perfectly too. Will this one get published this year? IDK. I hope to finish the first draft by the end of April. Submission will depend on how long it takes to edit it. If I hire my editor, she may take months :S So, IDK. I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.

As far as my current books go, they are all selling because I can see that on my Dreamspinner page, but how well they are selling—IDK. Both paperback and eBook are selling which is wonderful because if readers are buying them, my publisher will be happy! I like happy publishers!

Reviews: Goodreads has the most reader reviews lists for my books. “Jock” has 601 at the moment and WLINE has 230 listed. I can’t always see them, I don’t know why. I like to read what people say, but I’ve noticed that when I scroll to find the newest (and yes, I’ve hit the “newest” button) I’ve seen them already and yet the # of ratings went up. Odd, but whatever. If I missed yours, sorry. I tried. I also have a number of reviews on Amazon and ARe. Reviews on those popular sites are cool because not everyone belongs to Goodreads but loads of people troll Amazon! So, feel free to list one there J

I’m not sure what else I can say at the moment. Sit tight, the next Wade Kelly book will be on its way soon! And I will be / am writing MORE!!!

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Check out my books: My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap! and When Love is Not Enough. Read, review, or question me about them. Thanks.

Thanks for everything. Thanks for believing in me.

Wade J

PS: The "feed" that brings my blog post over to Goodreads is way behind. Sorry about that. I don't know how to fix it. I blogged on Monday and it is still not on the Goodreads post. Odd.

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy to hear this news! I loved when love is not enough and have been not so patiently waiting for the sequel. :) I read a lot of books and some of them move me and tap into my emotions, but none move me to tears except your book. I remember when it was done just feeling drained, but in a good way because it was so good. Keep up the writing and I'll be buying whatever you produce.