I’m excited. Like, super excited. I’m talking full on Jessie Spano on caffeine pills excited (and yes, I mean the full meltdown.) What do I have to be so excited-yet-mind-numbingly-terrified about, you ask?
Well, if you didn’t ask I’m going to tell you anyway.
Deny the Moon is in the final stages of being republished! Yes, after
yet another go-around with revisions I have finally trimmed and tweaked it to exactly where I want it. Huzzah! Hooray! Bravo! Yippee!
Now, anyone who has kept up with my bi-polar plans and efforts with this book will know that after having pulled it from the virtual shelves to really tighten it up, I had planned to shop the finished manuscript to any agent that will accept a previously self-published work. I knew they were out there, just waiting to have my query pop up in their inbox so they could all clamor to offer me bountiful contracts…
Of course, what I’ve learned about that is:
- There aren’t very many agents willing to accept previously self-pubbed works, and
- Of those that do, you really don’t have much of a chance of selling a work if it wasn’t already selling well to begin with
So, after finding two agents that would accept it, I decided to give it a try with them as a means to get my feet wet and if no one bit, I would go back to self-publishing it. I submitted my queries, heard back from one with a very polite and encouraging form rejection, and have waited several weeks to hear back from the other. Since I have not, I will take that as their version of the FadeAway and mark that up as a no-go.
But I did not admit defeat! I took it as a quick lesson in what my future queries will hold, got the scary first rejection out of the way, and set to putting Deny the Moon back on the shelves. The proper way.
And now here we are!
ON FEBRUARY 18 2017
- I will reveal the launch date for the re-release of Deny the Moon!
- I will reveal my sexy, shiny new cover designed by @Silvana_md!
- And a few other treats!
It will all be going down here on my blog two weeks from tomorrow. So are you excited? I know I am! I’ll bet you want a little sneak peek, right? Just a teaser tide-me-over until the 18th? Is that what you want? Well…
Yep, I know. I’m a mean, awful person. Come on, I have to do something to feel in control, here!