Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Making Progress

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart. And try to love the questions themselves.”

~Rainer Maria Rilke

I love Rilke’s poetry, by the way. If you’ve never read any of it, you should.

Yesterday I got a response from another e-publisher who is interested in One Night in Boston. The editor of Samhain Publishing wrote, “I read your manuscript with great interest. You have an engaging voice and a knack for writing interesting characters. I was immediately curious about the story and look forward to reading more. If the complete manuscript is still available, I am interested in reading it. Though I am enthusiastic about the project, I am certain that you understand that this request does not guarantee that I will offer you a contract…”

Well, yeah. I’ve certainly been through that whole full-manuscript-request before, so…

Still, it's nice to get a full-ms. request. Samhain does seem to be one of the more reputable e-publishers, with quite a list of authors and genres; they also publish in print, though I’m not sure how they decide which ones they’ll do. Anyway, it’s a nice compliment and always good to explore options, so I’ll send that off later today.

Happy writing!


Marianne Arkins said...

Yay for you! Things are starting to move... slowly... but forward progress, however slow, is still forward.

Fingers (and other body parts) crossed for you.

Judy said...

Good news, Allie. Hope it works out for you.

Marianne Arkins said...


I also meant to recommend The Wild Rose Press to you as well... Though they are a very new ePress, they are wonderful to work with and they offer all novel length work in print (and it's available at Amazon.com). I know of at least one author who is published with an RWA recognized publisher for paranormal stuff, who chooses TWRP for her other writing because she loves to work with them.

Just a thought.