Taking the Next Step

Who can believe it’s almost April? We’re three months in to this new year and past the cold, icy winter. Spring is officially here, and the birds are chirping and the sun is shining again.

It’s a new season for me, too, as I have some exciting news to share. A couple of weeks ago, I finally sent my submission to the publisher. This was made up of the first three chapters and the last chapter, along with a cover letter, a marketing plan, a couple of short blurbs about the book, and a brief bio of yours truly.

Last Wednesday (a week ago today), I received an email back from that publisher – and said she was interested in reading the full manuscript! I was thoroughly floored and over-the-moon with excitement.

What does this mean? It means that now I send her the entire book. She could love it, hate it, or fall somewhere in between. If she likes it enough, we will talk about publishing. No matter what, I’m hoping for feedback that will help me grow and improve.

But we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. In the meantime, I’m working furiously to edit the rest of the book. I had only about a third of it done when I sent the submission, so there’s still a lot of work to do. My critique team is working over time with me, and I’ll be pulling in a few others for reading and editing before I send it to the publisher.

Keep me in your prayers as I try to work quickly but wisely to get the manuscript ready to send her.

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6 thoughts on “Taking the Next Step

  1. How VERY exciting!!  I will be praying that she will like it very much and want to have it published.  I am very hopeful for you.  Keeping you in my prayers!  Toni/Mom/Oma 

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