Like all authors seeking validation by gaining acceptance to an exclusive publishing house, I submitted “Unlikely Venture” in hopes of scoring a lucrative contract and promises of making the bestseller lists. Fortunately, like a Band-Aid being yanked from a wound, two out of the three I submitted to rejected it right away, for a variety of reasons that were kind of evasive and basically not very constructive. Part of this was my error, as I submitted to the wrong imprints with the publishers. Oh well. That’s when my Type A alter ago stepped in and convinced me to self-publish.
But what about the third publisher?
Well, the third one was a little behind the 8-ball. The editors requested the first three chapters after FINALLY approving my query. That was a couple of months ago, when I was on the path toward self-publishng. I sent them anyway…couldn’t hurt, right?
Fast forward to this morning. I scrolled through my emails to find a reply from the publisher. Here’s what I read: