A couple of weeks ago, I finally got as absolutely as far as I could on my own with my WW2 story “Under Leaden Skies”. After a last check through, I sent it off to the publisher I pitched it to* back in September and decided a small celebration was in order so added a couple of items to the shopping list for that week.
Before I’d even had time to go shopping I had a response from the publisher: “Thank you very much, I’ll be in touch when I’ve had a chance to read through but that may not be for a couple of weeks.”
All as expected… until the next day I heard again: “I found some time and started reading through. Looking good so far!” [This is paraphrased, and when I read it I happened to be at the pub for Write Club and squealed so loud I almost drowned out the jukebox!]
…and then late next morning a further e-mail to say my editor had finished reading the manuscript, and giving a list of points to revise & clarify, and information about the next steps of the process. Woo-hoo!
Still stuck with my original small celebration plans, though I might have another once I’ve sent back the revised manuscript and contracts are signed :-)
…perhaps I might splash out a little more on the next celebration, but these are two of my favourite things right now!
*They did ask me to do this, my pitch was successful!