The very nice editor who took a second look at my book seemed to like it, but didn’t think it would work for her publishing house. Which is a good news/bad news situation. The bad news is she’s not publishing my book. The good news is she thinks a publishing house that focuses on Amish fiction might be a good fit for me. Amish? Yup. She described my book as “gentle,” which I like. I think it is and I’m glad she thinks so, too.
And, it so happens the other proposal I have out is at a house that publishes a good bit of Amish fiction. The Memory of Drowning is set largely on a farm in West Virginia. Who knows? Appalachia could be the next Lancaster County.
I’m disappointed, of course, but I’m trying to remind myself that I’ve already gotten a lot further than many writers. I’ve had three editors ask for a proposal and one go so far as to look at it twice and share it with a colleague. If nothing else, I know my book is decently written and reasonably interesting. It’s a start.
Romans 5:3-5 – And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.