Back in the dark ages when I first started writing, I had this brilliant idea to write about a fallen angel, first person POV, so I wrote I, Lucifer (not a bad guy or not too bad most of the time). I worked on it on and off through the years. It won a couple of non-published awards including the SARA (San Antonio Romance Writers). But rejections came in from every publisher to whom I submitted the rather long book. (I used to write LONG but now I find it difficult to write so verbosely). I shelved it in my computer.
One day, after signing a contract with The Wild Rose Press, for my Morgan stories, releasing soon, I decided to try the book again with this new/old editor from the Black Rose line. She published my first short story many moons ago. She took it! We should soon be in the editing phase. I have the gorgeous cover created by Debbie Taylor for the publisher, though I sent a copy of an original charcoal I’d purchased from Cheryl Mandus at a small Fantasy Con. The cover artist took that drawing and created this (mostly freehand). The editor changed the title to Gylded Wings (gylded is a word play on the hero’s name).
Hope your summer is going well. I’m struggling with writer’s block. It’s hot and humid in the H-Town. I took my vacation in January–no beach trips to Caribbean sands this year!