There is a fine line between hoping for the best and reaching for the stars. I am perched precariously in the middle of the two, balancing on that fine line.
A blogging friend who I have never met face to face suggested I contact her publisher and I, being the eternal optimist, thought ‘what do I have to lose’? I sent an email and I was shocked to receive a quick answer. I have since submitted my first three chapters of my novel and will await her response. The publisher has been very forthcoming, telling me she is madly preparing two new books for publication so I have a few weeks to wait for her reply. I may or may not be sh*&&ing my pants.
My first two Beta readers were very encouraging. Although the first one is related to me, I knew I could count on the second reader to be brutally honest with her feedback. She loved my story, so much so that she didn’t want to put the pages down and was sad when it came to an end. To say I was elated is a gross understatement.
When you create a story and bleed throughout it from beginning to end, it is more than encouraging that others can find, not only merit in your writing but, a story in which they can truly become engaged.
Here’s hoping the publisher feels the same way.