Monday, September 10, 2012

How I Sold My Novella (Told in Fairy-tale Format)

Once upon a time there was a lovely queen in the Kingdom of Writerville. (We'll call her Queen M) There was also a sweet and sometimes funny princess who does P90x and happens to look fabulous for her age. (We'll call her... Princess Jennifer)

Stay with me

Anyhew, Queen M emailed er, wrote a short quilled letter to Princess Jennifer one day. In the letter the Queen lamented about how nice it would be to have a book that would be released around Christmas time. Princess Jennifer couldn't agree more. So Queen M said to Princess Jennifer, "Hark, Entangled Publishing has a submission call for Christmas novellas now. Why don't we each write one and submit it there?"

Princess Jennifer could not have been more pleased at the news. Although she was a little concerned since she had never written a novella before. But she diligently set aside her Fast Draft manuscript she'd been working on and started writing her Christmas novella. Well, after a fortnight, Princess Jennifer was 3/4 of the way done with her novella and very happy with what she'd written. So she decided to email er, also write a short quilled letter to inquire on Queen M's progress.

Unfortunately, Queen M had sad news. She had not begun writing her Christmas story because of a feared conflict with her current publisher. But as disappointed as Princess Jennifer was, she continued to write and finish her novella and was able to submit it right on time.

Then lo and behold after another fortnight, someone from Entangled Publishing contacted her! Countess Stacy loved Princess Jennifer's novella although seemed quite puzzled over the princess' choice of using Cupid as a character in a Christmas story. (You see, she did not realize how warped a sense of humor the princess had.)

However, Princess Jennifer did not mind changing her story one bit and turned it into a Valentine's Day novella. Countess Stacy was delighted and quickly sent the contract over to the princess. Then they all lived happily ever after.
The end.
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And now the shorter Contemporary version of the story:

Entangled Publishing bought my novella
A LITTLE BIT CUPID!!!

A novella in which a loner must find true love before midnight on Valentine’s Day or risk having humanity lose love forever, and with the help of Cupid’s son himself, she seeks out Mr. Wrong while Mr. Right is right under her nose.

It's scheduled for release sometime in January, 2013!!!
WOOT!

Don't you just love happy endings?

33 comments:

Shelley Munro said...

Princess Jennifer, congratulations! I've been enjoying the Entangled offerings and look forward to meeting Cupid.

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS to Princess Jennifer! I like a story with a happy ending. : )

Old Kitty said...

Oh my stars!!! Beautiful Princess Jennifer!! Your subjects are in super awe and are curtsying at your wonderful success!!! Yay!!!!!! Well done you!!! Huge huge congratulations! Take care
x

Sandra Orchard said...

Congratulations, Princess Jennifer!

Linda G. said...

Congratulations! I do love a happy ending! A LITTLE BIT CUPID sounds fabulous. :D

CJ Kennedy said...

Congrats!

Maria Zannini said...

Having read Princess Jennifer's work, I had no doubt on the ending.

I've always been curious about Entangled. You'll have to fill me in when you start working with them.

Congrats!

Connie Keller said...

Congratulations, Princess Jennifer!! I'm throwing confetti for you.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Yes, I most certainly do. Congratulations~!~
~ Wendy

Kristi said...

Best. Fairy-tale. Ever.

SO excited for you, Jennifer!

Congrats!!! *does happy dance*

Susan Fields said...

What awesome news - congrats!

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations! That's awesome news. And I love that scenario. Cupid, his son, doomed love. It sounds fantastic!

Scarlet Wilson said...

Fab news! Congrats Princess Jennifer!

Southpaw said...

Oh my but your tiara is sparkly today. Congrats!

Julie Jarnagin said...

I love this! Congrats, Princess Jennifer!

Carolyn V said...

That's awesome!!! Congrats!!! That is wonderful news!

Jessica R. Patch said...

This looks awesome! Can't wait to read it! Congrats!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Love a good Cupid story with a happy ending! Kudos. :)

Nancy said...

Very cute blog and I'm glad you have a new book coming out. That is great news. Congratulations on getting everything tied up and ready to go.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That is wonderful! What a sweet way to announce the news.

Debora Dennis said...

Princess Jennifer, you are so witty...congratulations, girl friend, you deserve it! :)

Melissa McClone said...

Congrats, Princess Jennifer. Me thinks you owe Queen M a drink the next time you're together ;) xoxox

Sherry Ellis said...

Congratulations, Princess Jennifer! That most definitely is a "happily ever after!"

Kelly Polark said...

I do love happy endings! Congrats, Jennifer! Love the title of your novella, too!

LTM said...

LOL--"stay with me." *snort*

Yay!!! This is a wonderful fairy tale and SUPER CONGRATS to you on selling your novella! Here's wishing Cupid all the best~ <3

Karen Lange said...

I LOVE happy endings! And I am so glad Princess Jennifer had a happy ending to this story. :) Congratulations!

Romance Book Haven said...

COngratulations to Princess Jennifer!

Looking forward to meeting your Cupid!

Nas

Dana said...

Congratulations, Princess Jennifer!

Julie said...

Congratulations, Princess Jennifer!! I can't wait to read the story. And I loved the fairy tale, so creative.

Have a great weekend!

Georgiana Daniels said...

Congratulations! Love your fairy tale :D

Cheryl Klarich said...

So cool!

Congratulations--it sounds like so much fun!!

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Linda Kage said...

I love happy endings in a story! Sniff, sniff! CONGRATS!!! Entangled Publishing has such neat book covers too. Can't wait to read this one.