Sunday 8 July 2012

Listening to the Crickets

It's been three months now and I still haven't heard anything from Harlequin about my novel.  Apparently, this isn't unusual.  I've heard of responses taking up to a year. 

I've been trying to decide whether or not to start approaching agents to see if one would be interested in representing me.  I don't want to step on any toes or breach any taboos but three months seems like a reasonable length of time to allow for an exclusive submission.

Consciously, I know that the road to publishing is difficult, particularly if you want traditional publishing.  (With self-publishing, sales and quality control are the biggest challenges, as far as I know.)  However, my little eternal optimist inside had visions of book covers and advance cheques dancing in her head.  So it's a little sad to have to give her a reality check.

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