A Little Ray Of Sunshine

Well, after the tiny flood of rejection last week (and another one this morning), I’ve got a tiny ray of hope.  A couple months ago I sent out five submission packages of my first novel.  Today, I got the first response to one of those packages.  An editor has requested the full.  It isn’t a sale, but at least it means that my query package isn’t sinking me in the slush pile.  And it means my race score goes up to 33.

I probably won’t hear another peep about this submission for anywhere from 6 months to a year, but that’s okay.  The process is working.  Last week was tough, I started spiraling into the feeling that I’ll never be any better than I am now, that all of this was going to just be rejection after rejection.  So this little injection of hope came at just the right time and is a great reminder to me of the rules I just need to keep following.

Write. Finish. Submit.  It works!

3 Responses to “A Little Ray Of Sunshine”

  1. Matthew Rotundo

    Awesome news. Best of luck!

  2. osomuerte

    You are a rock star! Way to go! You inspire me.

  3. Karma Doc

    Over the last 40 years I have had the good luck to be published 6 times, all short pieces. If I understand you correctly you have had a positive reply to a book query, is that correct? If so, you are doing quite well with limited exposure. Please remember that it is the writing that is important; the publishing is the public affirmation of that writing, be patient.

    Give yourself some credit for your talent, the more you write the better you will get at it, and allow your writing to grow… to become the essence of you. I have faith in you and am looking forward to the time when I will get a signed copy of your first novel; PLEASE!


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