Saturday, September 1, 2012

Update on My Book Status

It's been a crazy busy summer! And my dearth of blog posts shows it. Some of my readers have asked about my Amish novel and when it will be published. Here are a few updates:

I've been contracted by Kregel Publishing for publication sometime next year--possibly summer or fall. That's exciting and I'm looking forward to working with Kregel!

I should have an assigned editor from Kregel soon. I'm also looking forward to this part of the publishing journey, though it can be difficult. Still, there's nothing like seeing your work polished to a high shine by an awesome editor. Worth every moment of angst, let me tell you.

My first novel is an amalgamation into one character the experiences of three former Amish young people who left their communities. Most of the situations described in the book are based on true accounts I've been told or read about, but are fictionalized.

I've also been contracted to provide two sequels which will be continued stories of some of the characters introduced in the first book.

I have a novel, Boomer or coming-of-age genre, being edited soon, too. I hope to offer that manuscript in a book proposal in the coming months. And there's a semblance of a prairie themed manuscript lying dusty in the drawer that's caught my attention again. Perhaps I may do a bit of work on that one from time to time.

So there's much work planned for me over the coming year and I'm anxious to dig into it! I'll keep you posted as things progress.

Thanks for your encouragement and support. I appreciate your faithful following!


10 comments:

Rita said...

Thanks for the update. I look forward to reading your novels!! Praying that God blesses you every step of this awesome journey! Hugs!

Dee Yoder said...

Aww, thank you, Rita! I'll be excited to share it with long-time friends like you. What an awesome journey we've shared, eh?

dandelionfleur said...

It's neat to see your plate brimming over, Dee. Your hard work is coming to fruition! Congrats on everything.

Michelle said...

So excited for you,Dee! I can't wait to read it:)

Joanne Sher said...

So exciting. Praying :)

Dee Yoder said...

Thanks, everyone! I appreciate your encouragement!

Diana Dart said...

Great news, Dee! I'm waiting patiently in line for a copy :)

Dee Yoder said...

Thanks, Diana! I will certainly let you know!

LaLee said...

This is incredibly exciting, not just because it's YOU getting published, but also because of the content. Can't wait to read it!!!

Dee Yoder said...

Thanks, Laura! I still ave to pinch myself that it is going to be published. I pray it touches hearts and creates more understanding for the former Amish. That's my goal anyway.