Optimism is NOT Arrogance

Arrogance is the belief that you are BETTER than others. Optimism is the belief that you have the same CHANCE as others. We all have the chance to achieve our dreams. Don't ever let anyone tell you differently.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Scoreless after two...

The lineup just ain't getting it done.  Either that or the dual first person narrative is really an issue for these people.  Which is interesting because it hasn't been an issue for anyone READING the dang thing!

Especially the target audience!

Anyway, here's where we stand:

  1. Simon and Schuster - ground out to second.  A good hard liner, but couldn't find the hole.
  2. Harper - struck out looking.  Form letter rejection back to Caitlin.  Nice.  Shoulda kept them on the bench
  3. Hyperion - weak grounder to the pitcher.  Shoulda kept them at the 9 spot.  Rejected for various reasons (I'll post their rejection letter tomorrow)
  4. Scholastic - A strong out to left field.  Well hit ("so much to like here") and is considering a re-read if I re-write it with a new narrative.
  5. Grosset and Dunlap/Penguin - Struck out looking.  Another form letter rejection
  6. Egmont - didn't even run out the grounder to first.  Likely to pass because of the voice issue.
  7. Henry Holt/Macmillan - APinch Hitter!  The editor we sent it to is leaving Holt, giving me a chance to revise and resubmit.  Sweet!
  8. Delacorte/Random House 
  9. Putnam/Penguin

Still on the bench (unless they leap off and force me to play them):

I'll post the first of the rejection notices from Caitlin tomorrow.  She's been awesome in her optimism and encouragement.  I've already started the re-write changing from first to third person, and it's not as bad as I thought it'd be.  But it will slow things down.  We've got six more editors to hear back from by March 7, so hopefully the re-write will be for naught, but if it's required...well, consider it my closer warming up in the bullpen.


1 comment:

  1. Kevin I am so excited for you. You are working under the law of averages. You are just getting the no's out of the way to get to that yes. I can see now that you have the persistence to get your book published. This is what it takes. Most people give up after one or two no's because they feel defeated. You are an inspiration to those people and to many others. I can't wait to read the installment. Stay Blessed my friend... Namaste. Rick Dorociak


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