>No news – Good news?

>When you have a full manuscript languishing on some harried editor’s desk, the expression “no news is good news” can be comforting. No news means they haven’t said ‘No, thanks.’ or ‘It’s not right for us at this time.’ or ‘I didn’t fall in love with it.’

A Suitable Wife has been in Susan Litman’s office for 6 months now. I’m beginning to envision it, dog-eared and torn, propping up a fan which is warding off the heat in her cubicle/office.

Everyone knows when the news is good, when they’re interested in buying a manuscript, they call. A letter means rejection. Sometimes, if you’re really, really lucky, a letter means revise it and let me see it again. But it’s still not a yes.

Each day, I sift through the mail with a small knot in my stomach. Please don’t let it be a rejection letter. Let me live with this tiny hope just a while longer. And when there’s no letter? Whew! That’s good news.

And today? Hopefully more good news. *G*

Today’s Menu:
Chicken breast strips in gravy
Rice pilaf loaded w/vegies

and the ever-present pitcher of sweet tea.

About Annie Rayburn/Carol Burnside

As an author of sizzling romance, Annie takes contemporary settings. and incorporates twists with sci-fi and paranormal elements.
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4 Responses to >No news – Good news?

  1. Cat Schield says:

    >Ugh! I’m days away from submitting a requested full to Silhouette. How did you get the request for full? Was it off a query? Have you sent a follow up note? Like you say, no news is good news, but sometimes it would be nice to hear something, even if it’s a no.


  2. Carol B. says:

    >My request for the full came off a conference pitch appt. I got confirmation they rec’d it, but I haven’t followed up yet. Probably should before they get so busy with Nat’l.


  3. Cat Schield says:

    >That must have been a great pitch. I just did a pitch at WisRWA and was it bad. I need more practice before National. Are you going?And huge hugs on the submission. It’s so hard to wait. I am tempted to get my best friend to go with me to the post office to pry mine out of my death grip. Because until it’s gone, the clock doesn’t start…


  4. >Keep the faith, C. I have a friend who just sold after her ms being with the pub for 8 months.


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