The “Bite”

by | Mar 2, 2015 | The Lady Bornekova

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….”

contract picUh 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!

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Sara R. Turnquist