Freitag, 26. September 2008

It's a funny old game, innit?
Life I mean.
Yesterday I was the beetle at the bottom of the dunghill, looking up at the inconquerable heights of literary success.
However, today?
Today?
Well today I'm at the top of the heap with only a couple of pieces of poo between me and the summit.
That's right, somebody wants to publish my book!!!

GASP, CHOKE, SPLUTTER !!!!

Not thirty minutes after the crippling slap of my last rejection, my old mate Tee, (of THAT synopsis fame) gave me a swift kick up the butt and told me to get in touch with youwriteon.com.
Apparently they're printing people who have a book ready.
Steadying myself for another round of aspiration denial I sent a mail off, introducing myself and putting down a fifty (yes, fifty as in 50) word synopsis.
Fifty word synopsis.
Do you remember the agony and torment of the one page synopsis?
Well fifty words to portray the entire book was ridiculous to say the least. However I wittled it down to forty nine words and a couple of punctuation marks and sent it off.
Today I recieved one of the nicest shocks of my life, they want to print it !!!

To be continued...

Kommentare:

tee hat gesagt…

Oi you not so much of the old..... lol

Great though innit?
Lets hope the contract is all ok and works for you.
I'm so pleased. Don't forget to put it on SA and shout from the roof top.
Strike one for 1st time novelists.

Jane Smith hat gesagt…

I found you via the excellent Behler blog, and hope you don't mind me commenting.

I've put up three posts about the YouWriteOn publishing deal, and if you visit and read them you'll see why I'm glad you decided against it.

I'm convinced that it's a bad deal for writers. The contract has issues, and it's not going to impress anyone in publishing. So well done for spotting the problems for yourself, before you signed up.