Yesterday, in a flurry of tweets, the news finally broke that I have secured a three-book deal with Titan Books in the UK, which will include my début novel and two further books in the same series. More details here: http://www.thecultden.com/2014/07/book-news-titan-books-new-acquisition.html.
Time to shout it from the rooftops!
This news comes as something of a massive weight off my shoulders. Firstly, it means I can carry on doing this writing game a bit longer. Secondly, it means I don't have to keep this monumental secret any more. Huzzah indeed!
The first book in my series of Victorian science fiction, horror and mystery will be available in the UK, USA and Australia in Autumn next year.
In the meantime, I expect this blog to take a rather more productive turn as the editing and publication process kicks in. I've already started thinking about my path to publication, and how it differed from the various stories and 'advice to writers' articles I found online in the early days. I'm thinking a series of blogs about my experiences in this regard may be of interest to other new writers trying to break into trad publishing.
Thinking cap on – more to follow!