Friday, March 28, 2008
I also asked him bluntly, if AMG would consider doing my books in hardcover. He said definitely not. The cost is prohibitive which raises the sale price by a considerable margin. I was disappointed to hear that because it seems that fantasy readers, as a whole, prefer a hardcover volume.
Next I showed him the artwork I've commissioned for the novel. He called in several other key men at AMG and had them look at the artwork. A couple of them had quite a few questions for me and we talked at length about the resistence to fantasy in some of the Christian market.
Later, when the other editors had left us alone in the office, Dan placed a call to Gina Bucy, one of his readers. She came in within fifteen minutes and I was thrilled by how excited she was about my novel. It was encouraging to hear her complement me on my writing.
It was a profitable visit. They didn't hand me a contract, but Dan assured me they will be in touch after their next meeting. Please pray I was able to pull the necessary people into my corner so that, when they have the meeting, they will decide for contract.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Thanks to Mrs. Davis, Legossi, and R. I had home-cooked meals. Such a refreshing change for this lengthy trip. I'm going to miss all of them.
I got to ride one of their horses. That's Angel, in the picture below, with me on her back. It's been a very long time since I've ridden.
I will especially miss "Mr. Bunn." I had a great time with her, playing, editing, laughing (we did a lot of that!) She also helped me as I replaced 'weak' verbs in my manuscript. She has a sharp mind a lovely smile.
Once I have my contract, Bryan Davis and I plan to book tour together. I look forward to that very much. Now I must sign off. Tomorrow is another eight hours of driving to GA (and I'm on Central Time so I'll be losing an hour) . . . and I have an important meeting with Dan Penwell at AMG Publishers.
Friday, March 21, 2008
I just arrived in NC and decided to check my email. This acceptance was a lovely surprise.
Long Story Short will publish "Moses & the Lamb" on April 7th. When it appears in the ezine, I will post here and place a teaser line to pique your interest.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Praise God, I'm hired and the pay is quite satisfactory. I get to write and take pictures . . . both things I love to do! And this is for pay . . . that's the important part!
I was considering a job at Frito Lay but now that should not be necessary. Factory work pays well but is both boring and tiring, leaving little energy for my novels. But this freelance reporting should be great; not only will I be making decent money, but I'll be doing most of it from home . . . my own boss!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I have another endorsment for "Swords of the Six"
"Scott Appleton has a big story to tell and just the kind of
outside-of-the-box imagination to pull it off. There's much
at stake in the world of Subterran, and when the six fabled
swords are discovered, the stakes rise even higher.
Swords of the Six is a tale replete with heroism, betrayal,
despair, and hope. If you like stories that take you to the
edge and make you think, Scott Appleton has a tale for you."
-Wayne Thomas Batson
author of The Door Within, Isle of Swords, etc.
Check out my link to this author's site.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Christopher Paolini is releasing his third "Inheritance" book in September, but contrary to previous knowledge, this will not conclude the series. There will be a fourth book.
Donita K. Paul is releasing "DragonLight"
WELCOME TO THE WRITING SITE OF SCOTT APPLETON
In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.
I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.