I have been writing two separate books in the past few months and decided to take the leap of faith and send one of them to a publisher - they had an open submission option over the past few weeks.
The process of writing the proposal was hard and required a lot of soul searching.
Who's going to want to read this stuff?
And why you?
What a wonderful word and what a wonderful space where so often we find ourselves in .
It is our own little world, who's going to tell us that we are wrong?
It wasn't until I was coached by a fellow Kingstown College student, that I managed to get over it, write the proposal, address it to the publisher and press the send button.
Through our coaching sessions I got over the "obstacles" that were in front of me and the moment I press send, I could feel the smile on my face and the weight off my shoulder.
More importantly, I knew the moment I sent it that if, or when, the rejection letter would arrive, I would be ready for it.
That was all through the coaching journey.
And thank you Anne Carter for the guidance.
And so yesterday it came.
A very nice and diplomatic letter telling me, thanks but not thanks.
So, onwards and upwards. ]
Refine the proposal.
Refine the book.
Find another publisher.