Monday, March 22, 2010

My long and heartbreaking road to publication

Like many authors, I experienced a lot of rejection before getting a book published. Today, I'm over with Donna at Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings talking about novels and projects I worked on that were heartbreakingly and mysteriously passed over by editors and agents. Oh, why, why, why????

My sad list of 10 mysteriously rejected novels & projects includes:
1. An urban fantasy series:

Concept: Hilarious tales of a zombie manicure parlor with a permanent solution to cuticle problems.

Book #2:
Concept: Sequel to “The Last Manicure” featuring a client with a terrible ingrown toenail.

2. A zombie erotica standalone

The concept: A tender and highly erotic zombie romance


Chris said...

Y'know, what with all the paranormal/classic mashups out right now, maybe you should resubmit some of these. ;)

Stacy~ said...

Now that you're on the verge verge of being published, you know your fans are gonna want to see your backlist. Definitely try to get these ones published *g*

I can't wait til tomorrow so I can run to the bookstore and get Mind Games!

Sullivan McPig said...

I can't believe anyone would want to reject anything with zombies in it!! Zombies rule!

Also: I ordered Mind Games today! Yay!

Blodeuedd said...

Loll sounds fun, heading over at once

Rebecca @ DSB said...

A zombie erotica standalone? : ) It'd have to be called "Bumping Uglies."

Okay, sorry for the bad joke to start off the week, but I couldn't HELP MYSELF. I know, I'm awful.

Nicola O. said...

Q: What did the zombie john say to the prostitute?

A: You can keep the tip.




orannia said...

A zombie erotica standalone.

The mind boggles! *off to read the rest of the backlist titles*

Mardel said...

The Deep Caress of the Clammy Hand - Very, very disturbing. Now I'm always going to have this at the back of my mind while I'm browsing for books. THANKS! The "Deep" in the title, very disturbing, and yet - I kind of want to read it now! :) You are a very funny lady.

BTW, right now it's 1:35 a.m. - 3/23/10 officially release day (as soon as the stores open)

HAPPY RELEASE DAY, Carolyn. I'm enjoying my copy very much!