After ten years of serious work, submissions of four fully-written books, and 120 months of frustration, uncertainty and hope, I've just sent my first signed contract to Tricycle Press for The Tilting House.
According to my editor, the oh-so-wonderful Abigail Samoun, the book will likely come out in hardcover in fall of 2009 or spring of 2010.
More waiting. Whee.
Between now and then likely comes three rounds of revisions. Abigail and the Tricycle folks get all the choices on the cover illustration and layout, which I really wish I had more say in. But you know, I'm a team player. And a bit desperate.
I suppose I'm more hopeful than ever.