Archive for October, 2013

Talk about a week of ups and downs. After feeling completely sandbagged by a certain rejection (for no good reason, aside from hubris), I managed to claw out from the abyss and get my head straight. That same morning, I received another rejection, which of course was the universe performing an irony check. But…shit, man, I just rolled with it, because the alternative was to get all bummed out again that did me no good at all. So I rolled with it.

And later that day, I got a message from an independent publisher. They had reviewed the sample I sent them, and have requested my full manuscript. Which I just sent.

Needless to say, there’s a bit of excitement afoot. I realize that this is just the first step in a process that will ultimately take many months, if they decide to proceed with the story. But no matter how you slice it, this is a positive response, the first, and that’s kind of a big deal. Updates will follow!