My lovely wife submitted an excerpt of my first book to a few literary agencies as I lay gasping in exhaustion having just completed my first book and self publishing it. I knew self publishing was not likely to yield many sales. What I don’t know about marketing and the publishing industry could fill volumes — and it has, as anyone who has looked at books on these subjects can tell you. There are many.
Wonderfully, as I was traveling on business last week, a reply came from one of the agencies, asking for the full manuscript. I sent them a copy of my book in manuscript form this morning with fingers crossed and a few other superstitious observances for additional luck. I have high hopes to take this young man’s advice and guidance and connections and turn them, along with my stories, into a successful publishing partnership.
For me, this is something that needs to happen. I want this, and badly.
Now we wait.