Do or Do Not. There is No Try.

Happy Friday. Please remember to visit me at the 7 Scribes for today’s topic – Story Overload.

My plan all along had been to wait until September 1 to submit. Except, this past weekend, we were hit with Hurricane Irene. The fear that we might not have power for a week was a great motivator.

Saturday night before I went to bed, I hit the send button and off they all went.

I’m happy to report that full manuscripts for Ascension and Mystic Ink have been requested by several editors. If any offers appear, I’ll be happy to share the good news.

So – the moral of the story – nothing ventured, nothing gained. Even if no sales result, at least I did it. And I will continue to send my books until someone buys one (either traditional or indie pubbed).

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16 thoughts on “Do or Do Not. There is No Try.

  1. I so agree, Casey! You can’t ever submit if you don’t finish the whole book. Once done, and revised and revised and revised, you can’t sell the book unless you send it out! 🙂 Good luck!

  2. Awesome news, Casey. The more you submit, the greater your odds are for an offer. Good luck! Although, if no one gets back to you with a three book deal and a huge contract, they are all just plain crazy!

  3. Great news. I agree with you … if you don’t try your success rate will be 0 or put another way 100% failure rate, however by simply hitting your send button you have already chaned that. Your failure rate has decreased by 50% and now you have increased your success rate by that much as well. What’s the worse thing that could happen … they say no. Like we haven’t been hearing that word since we were tots. Nice that you have gotten the requests for full and I wish you every success.

  4. Thanks Gerri. And that is totally true. This is not my first time submitting and lately – all I’ve been hearing is no, but I’m ever hopeful that I will hear a yes!

  5. I’m glad you had the courage to submit, Casey! What a big step. Awesome they requested fulls. I wish you ever success!

  6. Thank you! This is the first time I’ve submitted “cold” before. Prior to this, it’s been after attending conferences (upon agent/editor request). I’d also like to put in a plug for RWA PRO. If you’ve submittred and you’re a member of RWA – join PRO. You don’t have to be rejected first (not sure how that rumor got started). Joy – I hope you will be joining our ranks soon.

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