New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother says success as a writer requires “supreme determination, persistence, and rebounding from rejection.” One of the hard realities about submitting work to agents, editors, and contests is that rejection is not only possible, but likely.
That’s why an email I received this week was so wonderful. Please allow me to quote the first line – “Thank you for sending us ‘Out of the Fire’. We love it and would like to publish it in the next issue of A Year in Ink.” I was literally speechless with delight.
I wish all of you could have been with me when I read those words. The moment was even richer because a favorite Christmas song was playing on SiriusXM radio at the same time.
I’m grateful to San Diego Writers, Ink for accepting the first chapter of my romantic suspense novel for inclusion in the annual anthology – to be printed in June, 2018. Please keep an eye out for more information about the Anthology release party.
I’m still querying to get the full novel published. And while odds are that I’ll get a few more rejections before another acceptance, at least it won’t be too long until readers get to sample my story of the love sparking between Fire Captain Danny Russell and fashion designer Natalie Sands.