Best kind of news – contract signed.

A week ago I was dreaming about having to write a post like this one; now I can make that dream a reality and I have no idea what I should be saying.

If you follow me on Social Media, you’re probably sick of reading this, since I’ve been bouncing up and down everywhere since yesterday. But this is me making it “official”, because there are still moments when I don’t believe it myself.

The best kind of news I want to share with you is that yesterday I signed a contract with Dreamspinner Press for my novella The Sun Still Rises, which will be published as part of their World of Love collection.

We’re probably looking at a May/June 2017 release, so it’ll be a while until you get to read the story, but I’m excited to be sharing it with all of you. It’s my first longish story, and I put a lot of myself in it. It’s a romance about two men, but it’s also me sharing my love for my city.

That said, I’m terrified because now all of you will be able to read this story. I may have to hide under a rock once it’s been released, because I’m not sure I’m really prepared to deal with it. But I’ve got time to get used to the idea, so maybe hiding won’t be necessary.

That’s what I wanted to tell you today. I promise I’ll come back as soon as I’ve got more information to share. And I want to thank you all for sharing my excitement 😀

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Announcing FlashFiction Wednesdays!

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Welcome! Please come in and have a seat, I won’t take up much of your time 🙂

I’m introducing my Wednesdays to you. I thought this would be a fun way for me to get some writing done and for you to get to know me as a writer. Here’s the plan: every week, you’ll give me a prompt, and I promise to post a flashfiction story based on it here on Wednesday.

What can you give me as a writing prompt? I’m keeping the options open, but here are some ideas:

  • Three words I’ll have to include in a short text.
  • A sentence that’ll have to appear in the flashfiction I’ll be writing.
  • A picture you want me to base a short story on.
  • Whatever else you can think of, really.

How will this work? Leave your ideas for me here in the comments or @ me on Twitter (@LauraBailo). I’ll try to get them done by next Wednesday, but my schedule is kind of crazy right now, so if I get overwhelmed (please, overwhelm me, I love prompts!) I may leave some of them for next week. But I promise I’ll write a short text based on ever prompt I get, no one will be left out.

I hope you like this idea as much as I do, and that you’ll be here next Wednesday to read more of my words. Now, happy prompting!