I feel a little light headed this morning.
Partly, of course, because Spring is springing away madly – warm sunshine in grimy old London today, folks – and this time of year always fills me with hope and purpose, and I want to get on and do things. The sap must be rising, or something.
But mostly I’m light headed and happy because ten minutes ago I took the plunge, and submitted Gyrfalcon to a publisher – a mainstream SF publisher, as it happens. Because the Shield series is genre sci fi and an intense love story where the characters just happen to be gay, and is not m/m romance as that genre is currently defined, I’ve decided to try my luck with trad publishing. I suspect that Shield will still be impossible to place into a neat genre, and that for reason (irrespective of the publisher thinking I suck!) I am not exactly hopeful here. It’s also an odd set up in that I won’t get a rejection letter, just silence. So in four months, if I’ve heard nothing, I can assume they don’t want it. So, check back here on… counts on fingers… 29 June, and I will probably be lamenting. But I have to take the plunge, right? If you never try it, there’s no possibility.
And in spring, I’m all for possibilities. Sap rising, remember?
Happy Spring Sunday to you all.
Best of luck to you, Anna! 🙂
Thank you, Jennifer! It’s a scary sort of thing to do, but today’s a glorious spring day and when better to take a deep breath and a risk or two?! Hope all is well with you.
I’m very excited for you! Fingers well and truly crossed.
Thank you! Believe me I’ve got arms, legs, fingers, toes and eyes well and truly crossed!!