The shop around the corner
I am dreaming of bookstores this morning. More specifically, my book in them.
Yesterday I mailed my pitch to a second publisher and to my FIRST literary agency! Let’s take a moment to just Yayyyyyyy!
I received a postcard from the first publisher
about a week after I mailed my query, saying that they received it and it could take up to six months to get an answer.
While getting a “Yes” from a publisher would be beyond awesome, I also really have my fingers crossed for the literary agency. If they take on your project, they represent you, hunt for a publisher on your behalf, and negotiate your deal.
The waiting game is hard, but I feel a little more hopeful with every query I drop in the mailbox. I don’t know if it’s that every pitch increases the odds of getting a bite, or that I’m taking action towards what I want. But I’m going to keep doing it until I see my book in stores.