DUDE, YOU'RE DEAD! aka DEFINITELY NOT QUITE DEAD. Rejected by Brava, partial out to Nadia Cornier.
BIG BAD WOLF, another paranormal romantic comedy, the current wip. It took nearly a year, on and off, to hammer out the hero and a workable plot. So yesterday in the shower, I finally nailed down the heroine. She'd started out as a librarian to link her to the ancient grimoire, but it occurs to me that it'll make her transition to witch easier if she's a pharmacist. Not to mention, she'll be handy in first aid situations. ;-)
THE GENTLEMAN'S CLUB aka THE DEVIL SHE KNOWS. I like both titles. Anway, it's set in New York's Gilded Age and loosely -- veeeerrrry loosely -- based on the tale of Rahab the harlot. It has also gone through a few first chapter permutations and is currently in limbo. I'd considered making it an erotic romance, but I don't think I can pull it off. Not yet.
COLD is a departure for me. It's very action-oriented, but not even close to Bombshell as far as the heroine goes. My hero IS Clive Owen. I ordered the DVD of the mini-movies BMW commissioned a few years ago that all star Clive as The Driver. He's just a joy to watch. The story has car chases and explosions and all kinds of fun stuff. It's also on the back burner for now.
DAUGHTER OF PRIVILEGE is the one I worked on for a while recently. Again, it was supposed to be erotic romance, but it had no plot, just two very horny characters. It was, however, the second sex scene I've ever written, and a virgin sex scene at that. It totally worked for me.
DUBLIN DREAMING is a short story I wrote and submitted to Woman's World. No word yet, though it's been there for 6 weeks now.
THE CHRISTMAS PRIZE is another WW short I wrote. It's ready to go, I just need to get it in the mail. I held off because it occurred to me, belatedly, that maybe they had a schedule for submitting holiday stories, but someone more familiar with the market assured me that I could submit any kind of story at any time. So after I get headers on the pages, I'll send it out tomorrow.
Sela! I didn't know you were a writer AND a juggler! :-D
They all sound great, hon--I'd have trouble deciding which to work on. :-)
Hey, have a sister/landlady/friend/mother a librarian, have her a volunteer at the library,or on the library board...grimoire is such a lovely word, init.
I think you're safe until about mid-December. After that wait til Jan.
Oh dear, sorry Sela, I was thinking of book publishers. Magazines often make up their list 3 months ahead, sometimes more.
You should try to find out their time line for seasonal submissions.
Like I said, I thought they had some sort of seasonal publishing schedule, but another Romance Diva (I love that group! Everyone who writes romance should check them out -- they're in my sidebar) who has had several stories accepted assures me that I can send seasonal stories at any time and if they accept it, they'll just put it in the lineup.
Wow...they all sound good! Best of luck to you!
Here's to you!