Saturday Snippets -- The Pitch

Thursday, I pitched to Carly Silver at Harlequin Publishing for their Special Edition Line. :D

This is what I threw at her....

Single mom, Samantha Hollister, returns to her hometown in search of a safe haven to bring up her daughter, only to find her beloved family home sold to her childhood sweetheart. Former soldier, Morgan Lawrence, plans to convert the house into a hunting lodge for wounded soldiers. He hasn’t let a missing leg stop him, so he’s not about to let a certain feisty ex-girlfriend stand in his way, either. Years ago, following their own dreams tore Sam and Morgan apart. Now they have a second chance. This time, can they bring their different dreams together and learn to love?

This was her response: ...after a lot of questions that made me spew nerve-induced, incoherent answers, which also made me think, "that makes no sense at all!"

She wants to see a proposal. Yippee. Not a resounding, "I love it!" But the chance to convince her it's an awesome story. I sent it. No grass growing under these feet, I swear. I have too much to do!!

Have a great weekend, friends.
With Love,

Harlequin shakes things up at RWA

Most of my readers are writers, so you most likely have heard the news... Harlequin has opened its doors as a Vanity Press. What does this mean?

It means that a writer can now pay to get published under the name Harlequin Horizons. Not only that, but Harlequin will also earn 50% off the net sales on any book published through this subsidiary branch of the Harlequin Enterprise. Is this a sign of the times? Hasn't Harlequin been featured in national media as 'going strong' even as the economy plummets?

It makes me wonder if HQ is worse off than they claim.
...and here's a thought. If HQ stumbles, will ePublishing fill in where it leaves off?

Well, I for one, am not interested in paying $600 to have my books in print, only to make half of what the book is worth when it sells... Sells, because I marketed it. Ick. Thankfully, I wasn't looking at Harlequin to publish my stuff anyway. So, nothing's changed for me in that regard. I'm still going the agent route... and to NY! Huh, I wonder if Harlequin is considered NY publishing? Was it ever? Will it be now?

My world isn't so small that I think this will have an effect on the greater publishing industry, but in the romance world... it's big NEWS!