Ever Been Rejected and Accepted in the Same Day?

Happy Friday everyone! Please be sure to visit the Scribes today. I have posted my recipe – Wyatt’s Whoopie Pies.

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As most of you know, I have two other completed novels, besides Mystic Ink:  Ascension and The Undead Space Initiative. I have been actively seeking publication for both books. And both were out to editors. Key word in that last sentence – were.

Now, I never thought in a million years that I would receive a rejection and an acceptance all in the same day.

The rejection – Ascension – which boiled down to scheduling, was disappointing. But, I was expecting it. (I always expect a no, but that’s how I protect myself from being crushed by rejection!). The editor was kind and encouraging.  I will try submitting that book elsewhere in the coming months.

Later, that same day, I received an offer for the book I wrote in a month as part of the Scribes double dog dare back in July.

Yeah – The Undead Space Initiative which I never, ever, thought would sell, that book received an offer!

I was so shocked, I asked my husband to read the e-mail to me. He looked at me like I was nuts, but obliged. After all, I had just been rejected, how is it possible that on the same day, I got an offer to buy USI?

I’m not complaining,  but merely pointing out the strange way the world works. I’m thrilled! Ecstatic to have made another sale!

You may have noticed, I haven’t named names. I won’t yet. Not until everything is finalized.

I only mention the offer now, because two weeks ago, I promised on the Scribes page to mention good news faster.

And a promise is a promise!!

Once it’s a done deal, I will share the details.

And now, I really have to start my next book! Evil plotting – here I come!

Ever have good news, but been afraid to divulge it right away? If you have any good news or any news, feel free to share it!

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40 thoughts on “Ever Been Rejected and Accepted in the Same Day?

  1. Oh, wow! That is so exciting, Casey! I tend to want to blab good news right away. It’s the bad news I hold in check. I don’t want to bring people down, I guess. I can’t wait to hear the details on USI!

    1. Thanks Tam!! I don’t what it is – I just don’t share good or bad news right away. I never used to be like this. It’s this weird superstition I have! I’m trying to cut it out! Thanks for all your help and honest reading USI in it’s rough form!

  2. Congrats! That’s so funny that you had your husband reread the email to you. 😉

  3. Congratulations, pal! Oh…by the way, I broke open the Bugles last night. Don’t remember much after that. : ) Great news for your career! Enjoy!

  4. Casey, congrats! I don’t remember you mentioning this last night or I would have done the happy dance there for you! So nice to hear good news for our friends. Keep going and before you know it Ascension will get an offer as well.

    1. Thank you Gail. I debated saying something last night, but you know, it felt weird. It wasn’t my party. I know, I know, I have to work on speaking up! I will say something at the January meeting.

  5. Fantastic, Casey. That’s what so great about this wonderful roller coaster ride we call writing. Congrats on your sale and cyber chocolate on your rejection.

    1. Thanks Callie! I appreciate you and my other SMP sisters stopping by! And best of luck with A Run for Love and A Wife by Christmas.

  6. Congratulations, Casey! I told you this one would sell, didn’t I? **nods head smugly** Can’t wait to see the finished product. (Ascension will also sell — you know my predictions always come true!)

    1. Yes, you are always right Suze! And thank you for the double dog dare. It worked out great for me! I know Ascension will find a home, one of these days.

  7. Congratulations on your sale!! It just goes to show how wildly unpredictable this business can be!

    You’re on a roll, girl! Keep rolling! 🙂

  8. Congrats! I’ve never been rejected and accepted in the same day, but I can imagine a rejection doesn’t seem so bad when you get another offer!

    I think it’s great about USI. And I love the title, btw!

    –Meggan

    1. Yeah, it did take the sting out of the rejection! I’m still on cloud nine and it’s motivated me to start (seriously) working on my next book. I completed Nano this year, but that book is still a mess so I’m off to start something from scratch!

  9. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m so happy and excited for you. Wonderful news. Just goes to show you how subjective and crazy this wonderful world of publishing is. What a great early Christmas present, Casey. Yippee!!!!

  10. Casey, that’s fantastic news. Congratulations. Rejected and accepted in one day, what a roller coaster ride. Crazy business this publishing. This acceptance is the best Christmas present ever.

    What a fascinating title for the USI.

    1. Thanks Gail! I like the book’s title too – hopefully they won’t change it. I can’t wait to see the cover for a vampire stripper on Mars book!

  11. Congratulations !! I’m so happy for you. It is great to see hard work be rewarded.

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