No, Steeple Hill did not call me yet to tell me they love my book and want to buy it. At the very least I'd be getting a revision request anyway. But some time this month or next, I should be getting word on the story my agent sent out. I'll let you know how it goes either way.
I'll bet you wonder if I'm going crazy in the mean time. Actually, I'm too busy to even worry about the possible rejections I'm facing. After I got my first rejection out of the way, I learned not to sit around staring at the phone. I also learned how paranoid the postmen get when you stalk them every day. Okay, so I'm exaggerating. We don't have a postman. Just a postmistress.
Besides, I don't stalk them every day. The Post Office is closed on Sunday. :-)
SO what does one do when they've sent a story off to an editor or agent?
I don't know what most people do, but here's what I do, which is also what I recommend you do:
Forget about the stuff you have out there and get to work on another WIP (Work In Progress)
Doing this serves several purposes in my opinion. It helps the wait not seem so long and agonizing. It gives you a back up in case your first (or whatever) story gets rejected. It helps you not bank your whole heart on the story you have on the editor's desk. Once you start the new story, you'll hopefully begin to fall in love with your new characters, focus your mind on your new plot to take your mind off the old one.
I'm writing for two and maybe three ezines.
ACFW's newsletter. I'm now a regular columnist. I do writing excercises monthly. I'm so ecited to have this opportunity to serve a wonderful group such as American Christian Fiction Writers.
A Greater Freedom -is a faith-based military media based website. I hope to be actively involved in this one because I believe 100% in what Sara Horn is doing with that. It's a great way to encourage our men and women who have served as well as who are serving in the military.
A Cup of Hope(Invigorating Inspiration) ezine
These are in addition to being a regular contributor to the Penned From the Heart Devotional book and Rubyzine for teen girls.
Here are the links.
I'm also still in a wonderful writing program called Christian Writer's Guild. Check this link out, too.
Check them out.
Oh, while your at it, check out my website, too. I'm getting rid of the music soon. I keep my computer muted so I didn't even realize my webmistress had even put tunes on there. LOL. I don't care for elevator music though and websites with music annoy me so the music is going bye-bye with my next update.
Have a great day!