Updated: Mar 17, 2019
Hey friends, I spent the last two days participating in two twitter pitch parties. #Pit2pub and #IWSGPit. Both were amazing experiences and several publishers requested a query letter and/or first chapter of my book. Woo Hoo!
Since this is not the first twitter pitch party I’ve participated in, I did my due diligence and thoroughly researched each and every publisher who requested a query. There were a couple that were fairly new start ups and I didn’t feel were a good fit. Then a couple more who were based in other countries, like Arabia. Really? Of the four who showed promise, I submitted per their guidelines, and like the last time I fully expected to have to wait several weeks or months for a response (rejection).
Take a Deep Breath.
Until today. For the first time, after reviewing my query and 1st chapter, a publisher has requested my full manuscript. My heart went into palpitations and sweat broke out on my upper lip. I wanted to shout to the world that a publisher had more than a passing interested in my work.
After I calmed down and detached myself from the ceiling, that stupid thing called “reality” forced its way passed my bubble of elation. The jackass reminded me that just because they liked the 1st chapter, doesn’t mean they will like the rest of the story. Not only that, but it hit me with; you now get to wait, and wait, and wait for a response. As much as I want them to hurry up and read my book in a day, that of course, is unrealistic.
Weeee! A Roller Coaster!
So back on the roller coaster of the submittal process jackass and I go. Loving the brief moments of my stomach in my throat as we fly down one hill, only to endure the anticipated incline of yet another mountain. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always enjoyed the thrill of a roller coaster ride.
Onward and upward!