Sunday, June 22, 2008

Book Proposal. The deed, it is done

For the third week running we’ve had severe thunderstorms on Sunday night and Monday. This one was especially scary as the storm radio was naming our town, not just the county, as being under a tornado warning, and telling us to take cover immediately. So it was back to hiding in the closet until the danger passed. Fortunately, the tornado didn’t happen, but we did get a load more torrential rain. And, would you believe it? The forecast is for more of the same tonight and tomorrow, (and that’s not counting the storms we had mid-week, oh hum). Anyway enough of the weather.

I finally plucked up my courage this week and sent my child out into the world with its dinner money wrapped in its snotty hanky. Yes, I actually did it. I sent my book proposal to six publishers this week. (Yikes!) Hopefully, it will send some money back to its dear old mum and then she can carry on writing it. Truth is, I’m writing it anyway, quite frantically really, just in case.

It’s exciting, but also quite scary. Everyone in my writer’s group believes that it’s a done deal, and the judge in the recent writing contest that I won confirmed their view. I am trying to be positive about it, but am realistic enough to know that there are no guarantees in this game. I’d ask you to keep your fingers crossed for me, but it could be months before I hear anything, and you’d all end up crippled for life. Anyway, here’s hoping.

7 comments:

Expatmum said...

Hi - thanks for visiting my blog, and congrats on the writing success. I hope you mentioned all of that in your proposal? I hate to tell you but it probably will take at least a few months as they all seem to move like molasses. (Hey, how American am I?)
I'm sure you're getting all sorts of support from your writing group, but please feel free to bounce any ideas or questions this way.

BritGal' Sarah said...

Good luck Jan, I will keep everything firmly crossed for you. Glad you ducked the bad weather tonight!

Janet said...

Toni. Thanks for stopping by my blog, your offer of help is much appreciated. Most of the publishers guidelines say it takes about 3 months for a response. But that's okay, it gives me some time to get more of it written. :-)

Sarah, thanks I'll need all the luck I can get.

Frances at Sonoma Country Life said...

Good luck, Jan, with the book proposal. That's big. Nice to read all about your life in Oklahoma - I have yet to adventure into the heartlands of America! Take care with those Tornado warnings - scary stuff indeed!

David Hall said...

Fingers well and truly corssed Jan! Best of luck!

x

britoutofwater said...

Good luck with it - hope we hear good news from you very soon!

Janet said...

Frances, David and Dylan, thank you so much for your good wishes