Mark Terry

Sunday, July 26, 2009

OK, Maybe I Am A Novelist...

July 25, 2009
An obvious statement to some, because I've already had three novels and a collection of novellas published. Still, sometimes--often, maybe--I don't feel like a novelist, whatever that feels like. I'm a writer, and most of the time that's good enough.

But, this week, or at least today, I feel like a novelist.


Well, yesterday I got the contracts for THE VALLEY OF SHADOWS, the 4th Derek Stillwater novel, which is tentatively scheduled to be published by Oceanview Publishing on September 1, 2011. That always gives a concreteness to the feeling of being a novelist.

Another thing, and this made me feel more novelist-like, was that none other than New York Times Bestselling author James Rollins provided a rave blurb for THE FALLEN, which is the 3rd Derek Stillwater novel, which is scheduled for an April 2010 publication by Oceanview Publishing. And that, my friends, makes me feel pretty damned good all over. I recently read Jim's latest, THE DOOMSDAY KEY, and enjoyed it a hell of a lot, and I thought he'd probably like my stuff. We have similar sensibilities--lots of action, fast pace, science, etc.

So, Jim--Thanks!

Today I feel like a novelist again.



Blogger Stephen Parrish said...

I only know you as a novelist. Probably most of your blog readers can say the same; we're not privvy to the other stuff.

Does that mean I'm a fan of only a piece of you? Whatever. It's enough.

When are we going to see covers???

9:33 AM  
Blogger Mark Terry said...

Thanks, Stephen.

Well, apparently the first version was rejected. You saw that. Then the second version I can only hope it was rejected, because I didn't like it. It's possible, of course, that we'll go back to the first version, but I think we're probably closing in on it soon.

Hey, what's your pub schedule like?

6:37 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Congrats. With your successes, I can't imagine how you could NOT feel like a novelist. I guess it can afflict us all at one time or another. Nice job though, on both counts.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Linda Pendleton said...

Good for you, Mark.

1:23 AM  

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