"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Monday, January 31, 2011

Trouble Sitting Still

I’m having trouble sitting still. I’m too excited by a recent contract offer for a nonfiction piece.
I know it's possible things may not work out. I hear horror stories of people offered a contract then still wait months if not years for the publication. Contracts get renegotiated, lost, misunderstood etc. For more information on signing away rights - http://writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/2010/12/what-rights-should-you-offer.html
I know publishing is subjective and usually no reflection of actual talent, but of the publisher finding the right piece at the right time. However, I can’t help being happy. I’m coasting high and hoping we can reach an agreement soon.
My current submission tally for 2011:
Short Story Submissions: 1
Poetry Submissions: 4
Nonfiction Submissions: 2
Rejections: 0
Publications: 0
Contract offers: 1

Note: Only 25 days left in the “Space Tales” contest. See my previous post for more information. Happy writing!

3 comments:

Rane said...

Good luck with the contract! I hope it works out for you. :-)

Kari Marie said...

Good luck with your contract. You certainly have something to be antsy about!

Sylvia Ney said...

Thank you both!