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When I sent my first manuscript off to a publisher I was expecting a rejection letter, something I could use as proof I tried. I got a contract instead. Over 2 years later I've sold more than 1100 copies of that book, published another, and have a contract for a third. This doesn't include 2 short stories and a novella. I guess I can classify myself as a success.

Of course, over the course of the two plus years I've been here, I have indeed received some rejections. The first rejection was such an emphatic "no" that I decided to just put that project on the shelf and forget about it. But, I received some advice from someone who has been publishing m/m novels for over 20 years. That advice was to rework the story. After a year of hurt feelings, I did. It will be published early next year.

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knowmefirst
Nov. 6th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy for you, congratulations! :D How soon well see it available for purchase?
rowenasudbury
Nov. 6th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
I've finished 2 edits. The contract says January or February. Will let you know for sure when I know for sure :)
anne_barwell
Nov. 6th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
Yours is a great success story. You have a lot to be proud of.

Wow. 1100 copies. That's impressive.

*hugs*
rowenasudbury
Nov. 7th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!!!

*hugs*
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