I’m turning something over to God…my manuscript. I have 1/2 a chapter left to go and I’ll be finished. I sent out query letter submissions about a year ago. I got one acceptance letter my first time out of the gate, but it was from a smaller company. It seemed to easy to be true. Something was ‘off’ in my gut, so I turned them down. Since then I’ve discovered from numerous sources that the reputation of that publishing house isn’t the greatest, so I’m glad I chose not to walk through that door. But on the other hand afterwards, I got rejection letter after rejection letter.
To me, even though it was a NO, I was excited each time I opened and read those words that told me my project wasn’t what these different agents or pub houses were looking for. In my mind I was that much closer to a YES!
I took a break after a death in the family. My creative juices just weren’t stirrin, and didn’t want to write because I think I should. I usually only write because I’m called to. However once my book is picked up, I’m sure the deadlines enforced will make me change my tune. When you’re under contract, you write to meet a deadline whether you think you should or not.
Through the last year I’ve heard numerous inquiries… how’s your book? Are you finished? Is it published?
Just recently I’ve been led to finally finish it and start the query letter path again. Some part of me wasn’t ready to finish it, because then it would be over. My characters and their relationships would come to an end. This is a story I’ve carried around in my head all my life. It’s basically my story of survival and the path taken or not taken. This sounds a little cryptic I know, but the story line is short of amazing and I can’t wait to share it with the world in hopes they gain something from it.
In the last 3 weeks, I’ve changed the ending. I had to go back and change a few things through the whole story line, more like finessing, here and there to lead up to the new ending. I’m very happy with how it’s turned out and can’t wait to share it. So all this being said, I’m putting my story … my love of the it’s characters … and getting it published in the hands of the Lord.
Anyone out there have any publishing connections?? 🙂