Out on submission. Finally.
For publishing civilians, that means my agent is shopping my manuscript with editors of publishing houses. We’ve worked hard to polish the story—a process that took two re-writes and a lot of blood, sweat and emails. She believes she can sell it and so do I. It’s the waiting that’s a bitch.
This week my critique partner, Sarah Andre, wrote about the amazing Jo Anne Banker and perseverance on the long road to publication. Veteran author Colleen Thompson wrote a brilliant piece on what to do while waiting. Their wisdom came at a perfect time.
But it’s hard to be patience when so much work and so many hope hang out there—maybe to be embraced, maybe to be rejected.