Backlog of happiness

So, I may fail at posting one item a day on the happiness meme, but I now have some news which works to fill all the other days at once.

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve signed on with Louise Fury of the L. Perkins Literary Agency. We had a chat on Monday and agreed that we were both interested in all kinds of different genres. I was a gen writer long before I started writing slash, and I wanted the opportunity to expand out of just doing m/m romance – to have the chance to try my hand at all the many types of Fantasy and mystery and other non-romantic things.

Louise had just sold a comic book, despite never having represented graphic novels before, because she saw it and loved it and therefore saw no reason not to represent it. I find that kind of enthusiasm very liberating. So as soon as I’ve finished A Pilgrim’s Tale, EPQ and The Glass Floor, I’m going to have a go at some of the other things I’ve been constantly putting off because I knew how to sell m/m romance, but didn’t know where to start with anything else.

This doesn’t mean I’m going to stop doing m/m romance, because I love that. It just means I’m going to start doing other things too. I’m really looking forward to it. This writerly life proceeds in such slow motion that sometimes it seems like nothing ever changes. But this, this is really something :)


Comments (4)

Violetta VaneJuly 18th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Congrats!

You have an amazing prose style, and I know you can do this :-)

Alex BeecroftJuly 18th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Oh, thank you! The nice thing about romance is that the plot structure is more or less there already for you. It’ll be a shock to go back to a genre where that isn’t really the case. I can see myself flailing for a while.

Louise FuryJuly 18th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I am so excited to be working with you!

Alex BeecroftJuly 18th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Thank you! Me too :D

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