November has been one hell of a month for me.
1. My chance to work and learn from a publisher was dashed. I'm over that, though.
2. Now here is the heartbreaker. Sapphire Blue Publishing is closing their doors at the end of this month. Sapphire Blue was my publisher. To say I'm down in the dumps is an understatment. I loved being one of their authors. Maria and Tina made me feel like part of a family. They always took time to answer any question I tossed their way and never made me feel stupid for asking.
They gave us back our rights and the rights to the cover art (at no cost to the author).
What next? To be honest, I'm not sure. I'm a writer. I will write. But will I sumbit again? I'm thinking of hiding myself away and writing like a fool. Writing until I have something great enough for one of the big guys in New York. Am I good enough? I don't know. I want to be. My heart is there. I have the determination. Talent? That is to be seen, I guess.
Time to give myself my hour of pity party time. Then back to work.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I'm a nice person. I don't speak badly of people and those I don't care for I simply walk away from. I've aways felt there is a place for everyone in this world. So when someone who doesn't know me treats me badly, I am a bit confused. I felt bad for someone I know, someone who had a bad experience with her publishing company. So silly me, I thought I could step in and try to help. Maybe I could get her on good footing and give her the company she wanted. This has caused a site set up to warn people against bad publishers/agents to come back at us with a warning about us. I guess these people think there is no way you can come back from a bad experience, having good intentions and a good publishing plan, and trying to do something good. Am I walking away. No. Am I upset. Yes. But I can say they called attention to something on the Web site I hadn't noticed and I will voice my opinion on it. The only comment I'm going to make on this is I'm trying to do something good here. I will not put up with dishonest actions toward anyone who submits/signs with this publisher. My word is my bond. I have a good reputation and would like to keep it. So I have something to protect here. I'd just like to have a chance before I'm made into the bad guy.