my second novel is being published!
I am way overdue for a blog, I know. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to blog, it’s just I’ve been too busy crossing my fingers, twiddling my hair and chewing my fingernails while awaiting the fate of my 2nd novel.
Well, I can finally announce that my second novel, Planet of the Flakes, has been contracted by Booktrope Publishing, a small press publisher based out of Seattle. I’m totally stoked!!
This time around, I actually had choices, which was both a good and bad thing. It was good because it’s always better to have more than one choice than no choice at all, but it was bad because having choices means making a decision and making a decision comes with the risk of making the wrong one. That being said, I made my choice and I think (and certainly hope) it was the right one. I’m beyond excited! (And, yes, I am aware that I said that already but at least I expressed the same emotion using different words the second time around. It’s the least I can do as a writer!)
What is Planet of the Flakes about? So glad you asked! Here’s a blurb:
After ending things with her first-ever boyfriend of nine years and waiting the requisite 365 days to avoid a dreaded rebound relationship, twenty-six-year-old Jane Frank is finally ready to fall in love for the second and hopefully last time. Jane doesn’t care if she meets “the one” via online dating, at a single’s event or through the law firm where she is employed as a paralegal, as long as she is in a loving, committed relationship by the time she starts law school in a year.
Jane dives head first into the New York City dating scene only to discover it is infested with flakes who are interested today and gone tomorrow without so much as a phone call, voicemail, email, text message or even Post-it note. At first Jane tries to maintain her optimistic spirit, but it is an uphill battle. Eventually she decides to turn the tables and discovers she much prefers pulling the disappearing act to being on the receiving end of it.
And before you ask, this is not based on my life! Jane Frank is nothing like Meredith Schorr, although I will admit it was my own experiences in the NYC dating world that inspired the idea.
I do not have a release date yet for Planet of the Flakes but I will be sure to keep you updated. In the meantime, my first book Just Friends With Benefits is available on Amazon, Fictionwise, www.wings-press.com and B&N (coming soon).
You are AMAZING, Mers! Very happy for you!
Thank you Alisa!
I am so absolutely thrilled for you!! I cannot wait for the release. Congratulations!!
Thanks Michelle! You know I’m going to ask you to review it…:)
Congrats again on getting a publisher for Planet of the Flakes, Meredith! Because it can’t be said enough, I am madly in love with that title. It makes me chuckle every time I see it. LOL about people asking if Jane is you, because I was wondering. If she was, then I would know the ending to the book! 🙂 Best of luck with your upcoming release.
I’m glad you like the title! It was originally something else but no one liked it and I didn’t like anything else I came up with any better. And then suddenly POTF appeared in my head like magic and I quite like it too!
Thanks for the well wishes – very much appreciated!
Congratulations – I am so happy for you! I can’t wait to read “Planet of the Flakes”and see for myself how much Jane/Meri have in common!
Wahoo! Happy Dance!
Thanks Natalie – I’m dancing here with you. Which is a bit embarrassing since I work in an open cublicle but whatev. I’m sure a little bit of Meri slipped through but mostly Jane is her own woman. She was awfully fun to write though and I hope she is equally fun to read.
As the lucky “beta tester” of Planet of the Flakes, I can say with total confidence that it absolutely deserves to be published and enjoyed by all!! I AM SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU MERI!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for your unwavering confidence! And for all of your critiques, especially the positive ones – just kidding.