Monday, April 03, 2006
I signed up to blog for today thinking that I'd have something really wonderful to talk about. Okay, it seems my muse is a bit over worked these days. On sheer impulse I emailed an editor at a large publishing house and queried her about an idea I have for a series of contemporary single title books. And to my astonishment she responded within 20 mins.! Now for those of you unfamiliar with this, it's unheard of in this business to get a response that fast. She has asked to see the proposal for this series. I have most of it finished. The first three chapters and synopsis of the first book, plus the beginnings of the 2nd and 3rd synopsis for the next books. It has occurred to me over the past week or so that there's this little thing going on inside of me. It's called fear of success. Anyone else out there in cyberland ever experienced this before? I'm a firm believer in go with your gut feeling. And right now my gut is telling me that I could very well have something successful here with this idea. And to be perfectly honest, the thought of this kind of success really scares me. As writers it's very easy just to plod along writing and publishing the status quo, but it takes a lot of courage to forge a new path, to come up with a fresh idea and run with it. I'll be sure and let you know how everything turns out with this proposal and believe me when I say it if sells, you should be able to hear me shouting from the rooftops no matter where you live!