Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I share this post with complete understanding of the possible outcomes.

I made a commitment, wise or foolish, to try, whenever possible, to transparently share about the writing and publishing experience. And I've been struggling along in this endeavor for a decade. During that time, I've gotten some great outcomes and some heartbreaking disappointments. So whenever I share potential good news, I do it with the full understanding that, at any time, that good news could turn to, ahhh, crap.

That said, today I received an astonishingly hopeful email from Editor X at the Penguin Young Readers Group. Like all the good emails, it was sent to me from my agent, the esteemed Abigail Samoun. The email read as follows:

Hi Abi, 

I just finished the new draft of SETH. I love it! The changes Tom made are just what the story needed. I’d honestly forgotten how good it is. I was sad to turn that last page.
I think it’s ready to show my publisher. He’s pretty busy, though, so it may be a couple of weeks before he can get to it. Are you still shopping it around? If you get any interest, let me know, and I’ll light a fire under his butt.
Hope you had a great holiday. I’m counting on 2013 being The Year of Seth.

Then Editor X signed his or her name and Abigail, in her note to me, made some comments about biting her fingernails.

So there you have it.


Cricket said...

oh yeah! love it. getting a good vibe!

EddieD said...

Wow, Tom, that sounds incredibly cool! So great you share so much of the process. I need to emulate (not copy, never copy!) you with my own process of moving my music forward.

Keep us posted!!