Today, I received my first request for a full manuscript, after having submitted a half dozen partials over the weekend to various romance publishers. I am thrilled! And only this morning, I posted an article about having spent much of my two-week annual vacation time researching publishers and sending out submissions.
All of my hard work is starting to pay off!
I know, I know, a request for a full manuscript is in no way a guarantee that the full manuscript will pass muster, be accepted for publication or eventually make its way to any of the scores of voracious romance novel readers out there. Yes, I realize that none of these things may happen for this manuscript or even for me. But I still can't help but see this as the possible first step on the road to my dreams.
This is a milestone in my quest to reach my writing goals, both short term and long term, and that is very exciting!
I have promised myself that I will savour these small victories and, right now, this seems like a pretty big victory to me.
So, no matter what happens with this or any other submission I have put out into the world, I will remember this feeling and hug it close. I may need it.
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