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  1. yagr

    yagr Contributing Member

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    Traditional Just heard from my publisher and want to say...

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by yagr, Feb 6, 2014.

    I have no idea whether my novel will be published or not. Regardless of outcome though, I really want to shout from the rooftops how much I adore my publisher. I sent him a thirty page excerpt thirteen days ago and yesterday he asked me to send him the whole thing if I was ready. I told him that I would send it today after a quick read through, and did, but prefaced it with the concern that I really don't know what the word 'ready' meant in this context.

    Three minutes later the owner/co-editor of the traditional publishing house that has been around for forty years called me at home and said without even a hello, "Ready is when you aren't going to lose sleep over the fact that you sent it to me. I've seen your other book and I know how clean you can make it when you want - so I'm not worried about that. I liked what I read so far and wanted to see the rest. I'm just calling to tell you to relax and get some sleep; you probably need it."

    How flippin' awesome is that. I really do love this guy.
     
  2. Thomas Kitchen

    Thomas Kitchen Proofreader in the Making Contributor

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    That sounds like good news to me. And it is! Having already published a book, and probably another one on the way (a writer's baby), there's no way you can't whoop for joy at that news. :D I'm currently half way through the third draft of my second novel. The first novel went nowhere, because let's face it, it was my first one. Maybe I'll revise it in a few years. But my second one should be ready for agent-hunting in (hopefully) less than six months. It's my dream to publish just one novel, so for you to most likely have two published is immense. Break open a bottle of wine! :)
     
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  3. yagr

    yagr Contributing Member

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    Actually the first book was a how-to. This is my first novel... but I included Chapter 1 of the second book as I hope to make a series out of it. Anyway, thank you so much for the support.
     
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    Mckk Moderator Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Congratulations!! And yes, your publisher sounds very sympathetic and understanding - not everyday you have such a nice boss (sorta boss lol). Hugs all round!!
     
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  5. hippocampus

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    I'm so excited for you! I hope to find myself in a similar situation one day. :p
     
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    Can't wait 'til it's on Kindle. I'd love to read it.
     
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    Congrats! I hope they decide to publish your book. Fingers crossed.
     
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    yagr Contributing Member

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    IDK, I kind of take Bill Nye's position throughout the book...

    j/k ;)
     
  9. Lewdog

    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    Congrats! Good luck with it. Of course we know that there is no such luck right? It's all skill!

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    What is the name of this publishing house?
     

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