For five or so years, I didn’t write a word.
I was in misery.
Until one day I put away my anger and picked up my pen. I finished my next novel by the year’s end. But I didn’t sell it.
But I’m still writing.
Learning is a lifetime thing. One day things just seem to come together. Times change, things change. Electronic publisher started getting better and better so I decided to take the plunge and send one of my much-rejected manuscript to them. The first one said ‘no’.
But I wasn’t going to give up this time.
“If Promises were Kept” was a romance I didn’t think good enough to sell. When I submitted it to the second electronic publisher I never thought I’d hear anything from them. I really didn’t expect anything at all. My husband and I were in the middle of moving from Ohio to Georgia at the time and I didn’t think much about it at all. I pushed it to the back of my mind. Why worry over it for a month?
I didn’t have to wait that long. The day before we left in our RV, I checked my e-mails and read the company wanted me to send them the first three chapters. I cut and pasted them from the the document, read and changed a few things here and there, then sent it off in an attachment. Not even a week later, I receive an e-mail asking for my full manuscript. Without even rereading it this time, I send it out to them the same day. We were in Georgia when I found out they wanted to buy it. I e-sign the contract a couple of weeks later.
This was my moment.