I honestly never thought I'd write this post. But here I am, my fingers shaking, palms sweating, a huge smile on my face.
Let me start at the beginning. Well, a few weeks back I guess. As you all know, I parted ways with my agent at the beginning of this month. Well, a few weeks later, I decided to submit my Fairy Tale book to a few small publishers I'd heard good things about. I couldn't shake the feeling that my book was good enough to sell. I got three publishers to request the full within hours. I didn't really expect that, but I was excited. So, fast forward two days later. I got an offer for not just Fairy Tale, but the sequel as well. TWO BOOKS! They wanted TWO! I got another offer a few days later from a different press, that I politely declined and received the nicest rejection I've ever gotten from the third publisher.
So, it's official now. Last night I accepted the two book offer from Crescent Moon Press. I've heard great things about them and am SO excited to be joining their group of talented authors!
I've had such a crazy journey with this book. Full of ups and downs. And you know what? A small publisher is exactly what I need right now. With my young family, there is no way I could go on big book tours the big publishers do. Especially with a baby coming in the fall. I'm so happy there are so many options for writers now and am SO thankful Crescent Moon is taking a chance on me.
I can't believe I'm actually going to hold my book in my hands. I knew my book was different. I knew it was fun and quirky and serious at the same time. If that makes any sense. I also knew it needed to fit in with a publisher who understood how special and different it was. And Crescent Moon loves it. That's all that matters. And I can't wait to share it with you guys. You might not love it, but I can dream, right? ;)
Anyway, thank you SO much to all of you for believing in me. You guys are the ones who inspire me to keep going. Thank you for that. You have no idea how much your comments and kind words mean to me.
So, bottom line. Never, EVER give up.