Oh my god, you guys. You have no idea how much I want to tell you my news. But it has to wait until papers are signed, the t’s are crossed and the i’s dotted. Then I’ll spill it.
But I wanted to blog about something we aspiring writers rarely hear. And yet we must be prepared for. We must prepare for the YES.
Oh, we’re old hands at dealing with rejection letters. They used to ruin a day, or possibly week. But they mostly amuse now. Of course it’s a rejection. Next.
You’d think getting the nod from a publishing professional would be an occasion to rejoice. And it is. For those of us slogging away at our dreams, few moments will be as blindly awesome as hearing someone who is in a position to publish your work say, “it’s good.” Note that I said few moments. The birth of children and having someone commit to loving you forever is also amazing. But hearing YES. Man alive.
Thirty seconds later, however, is a whole ‘nother story. [Read more…]