Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Equinox

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored" as the days become even with the nights, and the long descent into darkness begins. Autumn and winter are my favorite seasons, but the dwindling hours of sunshine can really take a toll. Oh well. On we roll.

I think I mentioned that Mr. J will have a book coming out in a store near you next spring. The last time I mentioned it here on this site, I used Mr. J's real name, and I got all kinds of weird email from people who are Googling that name. Mr. J, you see, had a famous father in the sportswriting biz. So for now, I'll just stick with calling a K a J.

Mr. J's book was received with vast enthusiasm at the publishing house. He had the lightest edit I've ever seen on a full-length manuscript. The press is going to put photographs at the head of each chapter. Okay, I know the guy is my husband, but I think this book is going to sell.

While Mr. J was visiting with the editor in New York, he mentioned that I had written a novel.

Yes, I did do this, about a hundred years ago. I even had a small press willing to print it, until the economic downturn put an end to small presses everywhere.

Long story short, Mr. J's editor said he'd pass it along to the editors of my sort of fiction at the publishing house. The publishing house is St. Martin's Press.

It is extremely difficult to get a novel into print these days, unless you're James Patterson or a good friend of Oprah's. Apparently two editors will be looking at mine, weighing it in the profit-vs.-loss balance, and getting back to me.

At this equinox, I would like to think my chances are 50-50. Or maybe there's a bored goddess of writing out there who wants to give me a boost.

Beam me some luck. It's a good book, and writing it was one of the highlights of my life.

8 comments:

Hecate said...

Sending good vibes your way. Sarasvati?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good luck! I agree with Hecate -- Sarasvati would be your "go-to girl"!

Dark Mother said...

Best of luck to you and your potential book publishing. I will be first in line to buy it!

Yael said...

Positive thoughts for your book being sent your way. Of course there is a mix of selfish thoughts in there as well since I would like to read your book!

Kayla said...

Off topic, but I thought of you while reading an article about Richard Dawkins. He said: "We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. Of course you take the opposite approach. Oh, and good luck with your book. I want to read it too.

Alex Pendragon said...

What they ^ said.

kimc said...

What they said. what's it about? give us some hints.

Anne Johnson said...

Kimc, it'll probably be up for sale through this site w/in a matter of months. It's a historical novel.