Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Shit Redux

We're in a quandry with our book and it's a difficult place to be.

We sent Letters From Greece out to Carina who stopped taking women's fiction and so sent it back. We sent it to Samhain who kept it for 18 weeks and then sent a form rejection letter (I personally don't believe anyone there read it).

We sent it to Musa Publishing who gave us a very unclear revise and resubmit. Unclear because the editor said the story was being told in a way that distanced the reader but since it's first person, past tense we're a little unsure how that can be fixed. And we are NOT rewriting the whole damn thing. It took us two years to get the damned thing done finally.


It was so much easier with The Bodice Rippers. We knew it was shit, really funny shit but still shit, and so the rejections didn't bother us. And the rejections came with really encouraging words (people loved it but said it was unsalable) so that was easy. We self pubbed it, it sells about 5 copies a month and we're good.

But Greece is a different story. It's a stronger story, it really came from our own friendship and it isn't a romance... and it isn't shit.

Oh well. Revise and resubmit is looking like the contender right now.

1 comment:

  1. Revise and resubmit is the clear winner. :-D

    Brainstorming wins out, as usual. We got us some good ideas and plot points and the neverending story rolls on. LMAO!!