Monday, February 18, 2008

Trying This Again

Currently Reading: What if...All the Boys Wanted You, by Liz Ruckdeschel and Sara James (I bought this for my cousin's daughter at Christmas and looked through it before I wrapped it. So I bought it for myself last week!) Finished Shelley Winters'! There's one lady who followed her dreams and didn't let anyone hold her back!

E-Book: Just finished Time for Love, by Kelly Kirch. You go, girl:) This one had a great ending, and kept me scrolling the final 100 pages! I think it needs a sequel...and I'm not going to tell you why. Just read it yourself!

Next up: I didn't win the contest, so I'll have to buy the others. In the meantime, I've got 6 new ones to choose...I'll probably read Cherished Destinies, by Anny Cook. That Mystic Valley series ROCKS! (As if you couldn't tell from Friday's song, LOL:)

Okay...I've finally gotten word (somewhat!) on my submission.

The company has closed its e-doors.

How did I find out? During a workshop on Character Development on the NovelSisterHood. I was blabbering happily about how my characters pop into my brain and appear in rough form on my blank document, when a question was formed concerning editors. I innocently informed everyone I was waiting anxiously for my 1st contract, and had everyone crossing their fingers and toes.

And then someone asked which publisher. I responded, and the next thing I know, a link pops up from another blog announcing the company has folded...the day AFTER I sent my polite email, inquiring on the status, since Feb 9th had come and gone.

Thank you for telling me...otherwise, I'd still be harboring false hope.

So....this morning I gathered my courage, decided on a new publishing company to submit to, copied and pasted the relevent material, and sent it on its merry way.

And since I've been instructed to not contact them again for at least 12 weeks...let's see...I should know something by my wedding anniversary! That would be a nice present...17 years of marriage, get an acceptance for book #3? Just in time for my planned booksignings...

I have to remain optimistic about this. I really don't want to be pissed off for the next 12 weeks. My family may vote me off the island, to borrow Brynn's phrase...and then again, being alone, with no responsibilities? If I can take the computer with me, or at least a stack of paper and a healthy supply of pens, my CD's and CD player....I'll even go willingly:)

Update on my cold: Getting slightly worse. Tylenol only took part of the pain in my throat away. I'm still living on hot soup. Look on the bright side: I'll probably lose a few pounds this way...unless the medicinal chocolate counteracts it...


Phoenix said...

Thank you for the flogging of Time for Love. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Yes, a sequel is in discussion with my editor. She's interested, now I have to write it. ;)

Hang in there. A folding company is not the same thing as a rejection. Send it out and keep sending it until someone believes in your work.

Unknown said...

Oh mate...that sucks but you know what? That means that someone better is going to pick that book up. Thankfully you found out now before you invested time and energy. Think how horrible it would be for the authors already there

barbara huffert said...

Hugs Molly. As you've been told, keep sending. You'll find the right home soon.

The cold lasts forever if you don't take care of yourself. Get voted off the island so you have peace and quiet to rest.

Unknown said...

Hugs for both the cold and the folded publisher. Maybe it's time to get some penicillin into you. I hate waiting forever for word on a submission. I know, I know. It's all part of this job. But when the publisher never answers or you find out like you did that they never will, that's really bad. At least you found out now and not months from now. Good luck with the new publisher you chose.

Sommer Marsden said...

You are a reading phenom, aren'tyou?! Every time I stop in, which is almost daily, you are reading something else~!

Molly Daniels said...

K: You're welcome:)

Thanks for all the positive feedback...I'll let you know if I hear anything from the new submission:)

S: Sometimes I've got the time to read one every day or so; sometimes it takes longer. When I'm not writing, I'm reading as much as I can:) Although...time to get back to work...

Anny Cook said...

Hang in there. Glad you sent it to another one!