Status: Drafting the fourth book in the PERILOUS series!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Victory, Victory, Victory!

It's official. Hubby has a job. :)

A real job.

Because we are such extravagant big spenders swimming in debt, it's not quite enough for us to make ends meet. But it is a 50% improvement over where we were! It makes our chances of staying above water THAT MUCH BIGGER.

Anyway. Enough about that. Something else my husband is doing extremely well at. Ever heard of Inkpop? Well, it's this really cool website where people post their books, other people vote on them, and the winners get the first four-five chapters read by HarperCollins editing team. Isn't that cool??? With maybe, maybe a publishing contract offered, if they like it.

My husband wrote a book. Called Keeper of the Key. And it's not in the top five, but in one week it's gotten into the top 25. Is that not awesome??? I'm super excited for him.

As for my book, I'm making some final changes to the sequel and then I'm going to say, "Draft 2 is done!" Hopefully today. I have to take out all of the villain POV, since we cut that from the prequel. And then we'll be down in the wordcount, and I'll have to figure out where I can add scenes. And what. Because I certainly am not going to add fluff, but I can't have the book being 120 pages shorter than the first one!

That's it.


David J. West said...

Ok Tamara-is your last name really Hawke and not Heiner at all?

I only read the first page yet but was intrigued. Maybe he would like my book 2.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

LOL. No, it's Heiner. Mark is using a pen name (for some reason he doesn't want his family to know he's written a book? Too bad! I have a big mouth!)

I hope he'll like your book!

Kate said...

Congratulations on the new job. That's great. How do you both find time to write?

Solvang Sherrie said...

Congratulations to both of you -- good things are happening over there!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Mark wrote his book a year ago in about a month. He hasn't done any writing since. So it's not taking up any of his time.

I steal my time whenever I can!

Sara ♥ said...

Congratulations!!! It's so exciting especially with today's economy. I'm really, really happy for you!

I'll definitely check out the inkpop site - and that's awesome about your husband's book! Two writers? I would love it if my husband wrote too :-)

Simon C. Larter said...

Congrats on the job, and on the writing successes. Best of luck to you both!

LMJ said...

Oh cool!!! Happy for your guys!!! Good luck on your writings; looks like you' on your way!

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