|Author (Age 6) Riding a Merry-Go-Round|
After a two-year dry spell, where I didn't submit anything, I set a goal to submit at least two novels this year.
In June, I submitted two novels and a novella. One novel and the novella were rejected. The other novel? Awaiting word.
Welcome to the submission merry-go-round.
Authors should expect rejections. Yes, they suck. Sometimes. Other times, they're almost like blessings in disguise. Maybe that publisher you thought would be a great fit isn't. Always good to have a list of potential editors or publishers to submit to if your top choice doesn't work out.
The disappointment of having two manuscripts given the thumbs down was softened by the acceptance of a short story for an anthology. And my crime drama screenplay is a finalist in a film festival. So two for two isn't bad.
Let's see if I can go 3-2.