News from the Writing Front
So, I got an e-mail yesterday from a publisher I’d sent my manuscript to. The editor was intrigued and wants to see the full thing. This is incrediblyawesome news. I spent a good ten minutes flexing like a professional wrestler in my apartment after reading the e-mail. The Macho Man would have been proud.
What is even more incredible is that I have now sent or pitched this novel to three different publishers in the past two years, and all three of them have expressed interest and requested the full manuscript or a significant chunk of it. This tells me, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I have a very solid idea for this book and that my query and first chapter are pretty damned solid.
Just to put into a bit of perspective for you non-writer folks how big a deal this is, consider the following:
1) The vast majority of humanity can’t even write a novel.
2) Of those few who can write novels, about 90% of them are utterly, soul-destroyingly terrible (sorry, humanity, but you know it’s true).
3) Of those which aren’t terrible, a very large chunk of those never get past the query stage because, while they aren’t terrible, they also aren’t all that great.
I have now consistently made it past the query stage–very, very good sign. I, of course, am on step 4 of what is probably a 50 step journey to actual publication, but considering just how huge those first three steps are, I am very, very pleased.
With a little luck, a LOT of work, and a good chunk of determination, you folks will be able to read The Rubric of All Things yet.
Posted on November 11, 2011, in Critiques, Theories, and Random Thoughts and tagged Randy Savage, The Rubric of All Things, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
Congratulations, that’s awesome!!
Auston, that is *great* news! I’ve been referring to you as an author and novelist in casual conversation for a couple years now—don’t know if that helps or hurts, but we all know it’s just a matter of time!
Sweet! Congrats, man.