Saturday, October 25, 2014



So basically here's the timeline of what happened:
  1. I queried this new publisher (with Rhyme and Reason) on August 8th, 2014.
  2. I received a full request on August 24th, 2014. I sent the full the same day.
  3. On September 6th, 2014, I received an email from the editor, saying that they'd gone over my submission and discussed adding me to the publisher. They then asked for me to fill out a interview/author Q&A. I did so and sent that back the same day.
  4. I hadn't heard anything from them, so yesterday (October 24th, 2014) I sent the editor a quick email, just to confirm that she had in fact received my Q&A (since I know how unpredictable email can be sometimes, and I was worried about it having been lost in cyberspace).
  5. This afternoon (October 25th, 2014), I received a response from the editor. The email apologized for having taken so much time to get back to me, and said that I'd be a good addition to the publisher and they'd be glad to work with me!!!!!! (minus the exclamation points--that's my own addition, haha).

The editor said that the contract they'd be offering me would begin in January, which is perfectly fine, especially since my school semester isn't over until the end of December, and then I have winter break from the end of December to the end of January (so I'll be able to get a lot of writing/edits done in January)!

I'm still waiting to hear back from one more publisher and I haven't gotten responses from 9 agents that I queried. So I'm going to notify them of my current situation and see how that goes before officially accepting this publisher's offer.

But honestly, I'm just so glad that I finally got a YES. Like, my work is actually going to be published. My work. Little old ME! I know published authors always say that it only takes one yes and to never give up, but it can be difficult when you keep getting no after no after no (after no after no ... probably times twenty). But I finally got my YES! I'm finally another (BIG) step closer to reaching my publishing dream! And I can't believe it!

What a special way to celebrate my 50th WWW post AND celebrate one of my best friends' 20th birthday!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Well, that's all for this weekend folks! Until next time! :)

X <3 O
This is my year, this is my time, this is my now.

Monday, October 20, 2014

What's the word? Weekend #49

It's time for What's the Word? Weekend number forty-nine!  :)

I know it's technically Monday where I am...but it's still Sunday on the west coast, haha!
So let's take a look at this weekend's news:

The Bad News:  
I decided to query a few newer agents that I found on QueryTracker. Many of them have rejected me. So, I think I'm officially going to try going the indie publishing route! Oh and also, the publisher I submitted to on October 1st was a pass (through no response).

The Good News: 
I submitted to another new publisher I found! And I'm still waiting to hear back from a few others. One of them (my top choice as of now) had a typical 6-8 week wait time, and I submitted to them on September I'll be at the five week mark this Tuesday! So close, yet so far.

In other news:
The reason I was late in posting this was that I just came back from the first collegiate taekwondo tournament of the new season! It was great because I got to cheer on both my old team and my new team! The bad news: me and one other senior blue belt on my team were a two person team (and for those of you who don't know, you usually want to have three people on your team, because you need two out of three teammates to win their matches so that you can advance). The good news: We got silver! I feel really bad though: my teammate won all her matches (she kicked serious butt!), while I lost my first (but I didn't need to win), won my next two, and then lost my last match (which was the finals). The girl who beat me was for sure good, but the judging, not so much---they definitely didn't give me some points that I deserved. But oh well, sometimes it goes your way and sometimes it doesn't.

Well, that's all for this weekend folks! Until next time! :)

X <3 O
This is my year, this is my time, this is my now.