I’m very bummed today. A manuscript I’ve been working on for 8 months, which was revised over and over again for a specific publisher, went to their acquisitions meeting yesterday and was turned down. I am totally devastated. I have so much compassion for the person I wrote a biography about. I am certain that there is an audience for this book. And now I’m not sure if all my efforts will even see the light of day.
I realize the market has changed, that picture books sales are down, that manuscripts need to be perfect and not many chances are being taken on books that might not be commercial successes or potential award winners. Maybe that’s why I haven’t sold a manuscript this entire year. But still, I hurt.