So, one day a couple of weeks after we queried, I’m going about my happy way when I get an e-mail:
“Hi Sara! I love your writing but….”
Uh oh…here it comes…but no. The publisher simply asked that I make a couple of adjustments and resubmit! I was on cloud 9! A bite! After all this time…it looked like someone would give me a chance. You better believe I would make those adjustments and make them to the best of my abilities. So, I reworked those things…and it was painful. I took out pieces of my work and it felt as if I were taking out pieces of my heart! Let me tell you…blood, sweat, and tears into every word. And now, all were subject to scrutiny and possible deletion. But each cut I made got easier.
Eventually, I turned the first chapter back over to a couple of trusted friends for further review. These precious people were so instrumental in making my manuscript the product that I turned by in one week from the date I got that e-mail.
Now all I had to do was wait. And wait I did.
When I had just about given up, we heard again from the publisher:
“Very well done! I’ve attached a contract!”
I’m sure my feet won’t touch the ground for quite some time!