Are you making a lot of decisions this month? I am!
A couple of years ago I decided I would need to publish my own books. My collection of rejections pretty much convinced me no editors would fall in love with my stories and characters. Some editors told me my writing was good and that they liked things about my characters and/or stories, but... No sales.
Last month I mentioned the editor for Sizzler Editions, an e-publisher, who wanted to see one of my novels.When he offered a contract instead of the rejection I expected, I had to make a HUGE decision. I could sign the contract and turn my book and some control over to someone else, or publish that story myself. Funny, I'd always thought I'd jump over the moon to get a contract offer. No one has EVER offered me a contract! I thought long and hard and read the contract word for word a dozen times. I signed the contract! I even mailed it in. Maybe I could profit from working with an editor. The working title for this romantic suspense is Protective Instincts.
Now I need to do a lot of reformatting so I can send the novel back to him to edit and pray he doesn't want extensive revisions.
About the second news I mentioned in my earlier post. Can you say Gilded Dragonfly Books? You might want to practice saying it, since I am now an editor for them. You can check us out at www.gildeddragonflybooks.wordpress.comwww.gildeddragonflybooks.wordpress.com. The real website isn't live yet, but it should be soon. I just finished revisions for the short story I wrote for our anthology which will be available for our launch party February 23.
So many authors have written wonderful stories that don't fit the molds used by New York publishers or even small presses and e-publishers. I get the chance to consider some of those books for our company to publish. Of course I will edit them to help make them shine the way they deserve to. Then I get to decide which books I can give the attention they deserve. More decisions!