Monday, August 5, 2013

New contract!

I'm very excited that Decadent Publishing has contracted my contemporary holiday story, Blue Moon Over Bliss Lake!

My crit partners are probably as excited as me - this one's been bouncing around for more than a year. Actually it was finished about a year ago and I kept revising and revising. It grew longer and better, I think, but at some point, though, it's time to let it go out into the world.

I loved the idea of a Blue Moon series, so have finished a second story, A Wedding at the Blue Moon Cafe. Still in crit and revision mode, but I won't wait a year to sub that one. :)  The idea for a third has taken firm root in my head and I launched into it this weekend. Only 1700 words so far, but eventually it will be about the same length as the first two - about 40k. As much as I love short stories that pack a punch, I've been wanting to do somewhat longer stories lately. Delve into detail a little more, and linger with the characters a little longer.

I'm off to celebrate! :)

8 comments:

J.A. Beard said...

Congrats

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Cate! Wow, I feel like I need a list of all the books you have coming out soon. That is just awesome.

Cate Masters said...

Thanks very much, J.A.!

lol me too, Alex. One more to add to the Coming Soon page! Thanks!

Maria Zannini said...

Congrats, Cate! Good for you for turning it into a series too!

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Maria! The series is linked by title only. All will be contemporary, but the story line and characters will be different. I love them all! :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Congratulations! As I said on FB, this is your year!

Cate Masters said...

Aw you're sweet, Yolanda. Hopefully not just one year!

Gina Gao said...

Congratulations! This sounds awesome.

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