I think the worst thing about trying to break into the publishing world is that first pitch… that first moment when you present your idea to someone who can nix it before it ever even gets seen. Your heart seems to stop as you wait for the word that they’d like to know more… Then it can either soar when they ask for a little more or fall to your toes when you don’t hear anything back. That let down is the worst. It’s like you’re constantly waiting, not wanting to give up hope that they’re going to email you or call you with more requests or to say “Hey, we like this! Here’s a contract!”
After waiting for almost a week I’ve started thinking about going the Indie route… you know the do-it-yourself route. It’s easier now than it use to be; however, I don’t know if I can handle doing the job of an agent, a printer, an editor, a marketer, an accountant, and a writer… That just seems a little overwhelming. The good thing is that I’m taking an online workshop right now that discusses it in great lengths. Making me a little more at ease about the process, so we’ll see.