Is the snail asleep?
I think I said earlier that the publishing industry works at a snail’s pace. I’m holding firm with this belief. I still have not heard from the publisher with Flipped for You, and it’s been so long that I’ve drafted probably three more versions of the thing, so the one that the editor has is now so old it’s probably unrecognizable. I have sent the newest version to a smaller press, and the full is currently under review there. Maybe I’ll get somewhere with this one.
I submitted my second manuscript, The One That Got Away to another midsized publisher. This one requests exclusive submissions, but I have yet to receive a confirmation e-mail that they have received the query, so I’m left to sit and ponder the manuscript’s flight into cyberspace…
It is clear by these results that everyone in the industry is completely overloaded. I will say that patience is key in this business, and that I’m glad I didn’t start this in my seventies as I may never see the rewards of my labors!
I’m currently working–although I shouldn’t use the present participle as my writing has been at a complete standstill for the last two months due to moving–on I’d Rather Be Somewhere Else. No plans for submission as of yet. As alterations to the new house are dwindling and the holidays loom, I suspect I’ll be back on the keys in no time, clicking away. I’ll keep you posted on this one. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving to all!