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I’m not Pollyanna, but sometimes...

Last night I received an e-mail from my publisher that they were dropping my novel. They had pressed me to send them my rough draft three months early and I did. At that point I totally stopped being comfortable with them. I have a learning disability; I don’t like anyone seeing my first drafts.

I am a little sad I guess. I am angry. But mostly I am feeling a profound relief. I hate that I feel relived over something that should be a negative in my life.

I feel like I will be able to create again and work on the things that have been hanging over my head and maybe even participate in on line activities and get back to reviewing short stories again.

How ‘bout you guys have you ever had something so negative feel so incredibly positive?

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jongibbs
Feb. 10th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
{{{Hugs}}}

bodgei
Feb. 11th, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
that was awesome!
trystan830
Feb. 10th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
bodgei
Feb. 11th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
thank you
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bodgei
Feb. 11th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
I have never heard of a publisher asking for a first draft and I think they may be.

Yes I had entered a contract with them and lets see they said the chericers weren't people that anyone could identify with and that there isn't a clear market for the peice. They had already read the first 20K and had the outline so... *shrug*

Oddly enough I'm already almost 10K into something else.
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bodgei
Feb. 11th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah it seems shady to me as well. I will say the hero of the peice goes to jail in the middle of the piece and also gets addicted to pain killers so when they say they arn't chericters everyone can identify with they have a point. But then again they already knew about that.

I will say that I am glad that I will have more time to edit and work on it at my leasure and not at their leasure.
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