Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Six little words

It's amazing how these six little words have made me so happy (and nervous) today: " We're still deciding on your book."

That's a reply to a status query about my manuscript out at Mundania. They've had it since December, and I've been half-assuming I just missed the rejection email. I did hear from them in June that it was with an editor for a full read, but a lot of spam emails have choked up my old email address since then. It's too easy for me to miss an important email. That's why I use my gmail account for almost all submissions these days.

Speaking of submissions, from a post over on the Absolute Write forums, Mundania received over 2,200 subs between December 2007 and April 2008, of which they kept about 25 for full reads. So even if they ultimately pass on The Weredeer, obviously I'm doing something right.

6 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

Woot! You're defying the odds there. :)

Mary said...

Gosh, that is a long wait.

Fingers crossed, and good luck! :)

Aaron Polson said...

25 out of 2,200...Very awesome. Best of luck!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Wow! Praying for you. That is awesome! I can't wait until I can get a book rejected let alone have six little words like that.

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks, everyone! I was pretty impressed when I saw the numbers.

Now I just have to keep on waiting. This patience thing...what is that?

Jamie Eyberg said...

I've heard you can learn patience in about an hour but I didn't wait around long enough to find out.