Friday, November 26, 2010

Photo Friday: The Signing


OK...The Signing sounds like a sci-fi flick. When I received my first ever literary contract recently, it seemed sort of anti-climactic to just sign it at my kitchen table and be done with it. So, I took it to my parents house. I signed it with my dad there to watch. The book is such a dual effort.

Dad wrote the letters all those years ago and I have been transcribing and writing it into a book for almost ten years now. Since signing with Sourcebooks, I have been working like crazy on it and I probably send 3 to 8 questions to my dad every day via email. Getting every single detail, small and large, correct is mandatory with this kind of book.

And on top of that, there are about three of his original letters written to his folks during the war, in each chapter. So, signing with my dad meant a lot to me.

5 comments:

A. Shelton said...

Congrats on the contract!

Karen L. Alaniz said...

Thanks so much!

VirtualWordsmith said...

Oh Karen! What an incredibly special moment for you and your Dad to share. Congratulations!

Christine said...

Karen, this is a fantastic post! In reading through you blog did I read that you would be posting a new picture every Friday? I like it! Congratulations!

Karen L. Alaniz said...

Well, that's the plan, Christine. I'm just afraid to commit to it quite yet. But yes. There will be another photo on Friday. And all will have to do with the book and/or writing in some way. Thanks for posting!