Friday, 28 May 2010

Heart of Flame - an update at last


Those of you who've been reading this blog for a while may be wondering what was happening to my Arabian Nights romance novel Heart of Flame, which was finished over a year ago, had the advance paid, was approved by the publisher .... and then did not appear.

Yeah, I was wondering too. In the end I felt I had to act.


Yesterday, after the legal processes were completed, rights to Heart of Flame reverted to me. And I received a very nice note from the editor wishing me luck in placing it elsewhere. So I'm back - not to square one - but to looking for a publisher for it. Hey ho:- the joys of writing.

I would like to apologise. To everyone who was looking forward to reading it. To the people who entered the cover-art competition back in December. To the editor - whom I know was going through all sorts of personal difficulties which meant she just couldn't give my book the attention needed. I feel sad it didn't work out.

But relieved to make a fresh start now.

5 comments:

Jo said...

Oh, that IS sad. Human reality, though, I suppose.

Good luck with its rebirth!

Janine Ashbless said...

Thanks Jo. I now have to find the right home for my baby...

Kat said...

It's really not the week for you and anything Arabian Nights is it, Janine?

So frustrating and illustrates the particular kind of patience it takes to be a writer and stay (relatively) sane. Best of luck with the new home hunting.

Charlotte Stein aka The Mighty Viper said...

ARGH! I'm so sorry, hon. You'll definitely find a home for it, just keep pushing. You deserve to be out there with loads of your work all over the place!

Janine Ashbless said...

the particular kind of patience it takes to be a writer

And I'm not exactly naturally patient! Still, all this patience and resignation must be good for my soul...