>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*
Chicken breast strips in gravy
Rice pilaf loaded w/vegies
and the ever-present pitcher of sweet tea.