I received an email today from The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House. They asked for the full manuscript for The Howling Heart, which means I got passed Round 1. I had originally sent them a query letter with the detailed synopsis and first three chapters. I’m not sure how long they take to review full submissions. I hope I don’t have to wait too long. They’re my last shot at getting published and I’d really like to know the fate of my second novel.
I also want to mention that The Writer’s Coffee Shop publishes their books in paperback, so if they want my novel, I have some readers I owe free signed copies to. I haven’t forgotten about them. I don’t care about the postage. They deserve it for being so supportive and helping me promote the story.
Update 7/20 – My publisher list has been updated.
Well, I didn’t hear from Rouge Romance. There’s one publisher left I’m waiting to respond and it’s The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House. They originally published Fifty Shades of Grey. I should hear from them by the end of August. Speaking of Fifty Shades of Grey, check out my fake movie posters in my deviantART gallery. I want everyone to know that I’m really finished trying to get The Howling Heart published. My patience and drive are both gone. I’ve been trying since February 2011 to get it published. If TWCS rejects me, then that will be it. Rouge Romance is Rejection #67 and if TWCS rejects me, that will be #68. I think almost 70 rejections from publishers AND agents is enough for me to deal with. I was talking to one of my friends about what I’ve been going through, and she suggested I delete the free PDF because keeping it available will be a constant reminder of my disappointment and I will keep getting upset. I partially agree with her, but it’s actually a constant reminder of MY FAILURE, not disappointment. I’m not afraid to admit when I’ve failed at trying to accomplish something. I also know when it’s time to throw in the towel. I will think about her suggestion though. Part of me does want to just be rid of the story for good.