Friday, June 12, 2009

Casualty of a Merger.

The publisher that picked up Playing With Fire has merged with another company. Inevitably, when things like this happen, some of the contracted books aren't going to make it across the divide, and unfortunately, mine was one of them.

Such is the nature of the publishing business. It's a bummer, but, what can you do? I'm disappointed, but it's not the end of the world. At least I know that I can write something that will catch an editor's attention enough to deem contract-worthy. Someone saw something worth publishing, someone else eventually will.

I also see this as a golden opportunity to take Playing With Fire, apply everything I've learned in the months since I finished it, and make it a better book. Any excuse to revisit Ian Black, right? ;)

Live, learn, and move on.

8 comments:

  1. *Big cuddly huggle.*

    Glad to see you're viewing it positively. :-)

    *Moar hugs.*

    Adam

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  2. *hugs*

    Well that bites the big one. But, maybe it will be better in the long run. You know it's good enough to get accepted somewhere and you have the opportunity to make it better which makes it even more likely to get picked up by someone else.

    *hugs*

    Diana

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  3. That sucks donkey balls. I was looking forward to taking Mr. Black with me to waiting rooms everywhere.

    It will get picked up again though, otherwise I woudl have to start sending publsihers and agents hate mail.

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  4. Waaaaaay ahead of you, Misa...

    *Loads shotgun.*

    Adam

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  5. *finishes off letter bomb*

    Don't make me use this, bitch.

    GERRIT AGENTED AND PUBLISHED.

    Ian Black deserves it.

    We're all behind you.

    Except for Adam, who's behind Ian.

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  6. Pfft, I can multi-task.

    Adam

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