by Brittany Geragotelis
There's a little something I've been keeping a secret and I haven't told my blog-iverse yet, mostly because nothing's been set in stone...until now.
On Wednesday, a chapter book is being delivered to the publishers at IDW (famous for its comic books, including G.I. Joe, Angel, Transformers and Star Trek), and two of the chapters in it were written by me! So, yes, my writing is soon to be published. Now granted, I only contributed to this particular book, but I'm working on an outline for another book for the same company and will be co-authoring it with another writer within the next month. And then, if things go as planned, I will be writing a third book on my own.
Now, I'm simply being commissioned to write/contribute to these books, so they're not my creations. But they will consist of my writing. And that makes me a published author.
So what does that mean for me and my writing? Well, I'm hoping that it will help me to finally land an agent (cross your fingers). I finished re-writes on Painless this weekend and will be handing it off my superiffic editor, Marisa, to do her magic. Then, after I make her changes, it will officially be ready to send out to agents for consideration. My hope is that they will see that I've been commissioned to write these chapter books and it will give me some serious book cred, which will result in them being willing to take me on as a client.
So now you know. As soon as I hear more, I'll be sure to pass along the updates. And as soon as the company that I'm writing for has launched (supposed to be this Wednesday), I'll give you the details on that, too!