From Termination to…
Well my dream has come full circle in one year. On October 11, 2013, I received a phone call from Harlequin offering me a contract for my YA paranormal for their new digital program that they were rolling out in January 2014. This past year has been hectic as I worked with one of their editors polishing the book and getting it ready for publication in early 2015. Then on September 29, 2014, I got a call from the same very nice lady who told me that the digital program was being discontinued as of November 2014 and my contact was being terminated and my book wouldn’t be published after all.
I realize that at the end of the day, publishing is a business and this was strictly a business decision. I’m grateful that I was at least able to benefit from professional editing services for the better part of the year and get a peek inside the life of a published author.
I thought long and hard about how I would react to this new and disappointing turn of events and decided that I would allow myself 24 hours to be truly upset over this and then I was moving on with my life. I was going to spend the month of October not writing but reading a lot, swimming and deciding what I was going to write next.
I have done all of the above and was buoyed by a visit by my sisters in the middle of the month. I feel refreshed and am now yet again compiling a list of agents and publishers and then if nothing comes of that, then perhaps I will self-publish or put it in the drawer and move onto the next writing project.
Most importantly, I am writing again. Because at the end of the day, that is what it’s all about. It is what is most important to me.