Some days I feel as if I just can’t win.
I guess today was one of them. My manuscript is ready to be seen by editors, and I wonder if this round of submissions will be “the” one? Will someone love it? Will my book be finally good enough to sell?
So many other people seem to be getting deals. They talk about their editors and publication timelines, and all the hard work it takes to bring a book to market. From this end, their worries seem so much easier than mine. Their books have sold, and will be on bookshelves — whether real or in cyberspace — and their stories will finally be read.
It is wonderful hearing about friends getting their books published, garnering three book deals, going on tours. I wish them luck, really, really I do. I love them, and I know how hard they worked, and how much they deserve it.
I just want to be one of them. <sigh> Continue reading “Dancing in the Shadows”