I Did It!

Happy man jumping in the air

I did it. My heart was racing, my palms were clammy and sweat was dripping off my forehead and into my eyes, but I did it. I did it on Wednesday, March 14 at 2:59 pm. For the first time I sent off a manuscript to a publisher.

I spent the entire morning with a dear friend, who happens to be my editor. I had hoped to send it off while she held my hand, but alas, she had to leave before I was able to make a few tweaks here and there. When it came time to send it, I did the next best thing, I had my hand held virtually by Maurice.

My system was acting buggy, so I wanted him to fix the problem, so nothing sent would get gummed up somewhere. He logged in remotely and took care of the matter and then he stayed on with me because he knew I was a nervous.

There were four separate files I had to send, and he was a great help. He would move the cursor over each file and then I simply tapped a few buttons and each one submitted one after another. Within a minute I was done, and the anxiety turned to elation.

I’m aware that getting your first novel published is difficult. The odds are slim. However, something just feels right about all this. The publishing house I submitted to seems like a perfect fit. Hopefully they’ll feel the same.

I still have much of the novel to complete, so that’s where my focus will be for a while, so my posts here may continue to be erratic. I’ll do my best.

Oh, did I mention the publisher will get back with me within 12 weeks? 12 weeks?!?! The next few months will be the longest in my life.

  11 comments for “I Did It!

  1. March 23, 2018 at 21:49

    Congratulations! That’s a major achievement.

    • Bradley
      March 23, 2018 at 22:14

      I wouldn’t have expected it to be, but it sure as hell felt like it. Thank you, Kitt

  2. March 22, 2018 at 17:36

    WooHooo!! Congrats Bradley! Please keep us posted 🙂

    • Bradley
      March 22, 2018 at 22:09

      I plan to keep ya’ll updated every step of the way

  3. March 21, 2018 at 11:06

    Great job! Let us know how you do!

    • Bradley
      March 21, 2018 at 11:25

      I most certainly will

  4. March 20, 2018 at 10:51

    my fingers are crossed!!!!

    • Bradley
      March 20, 2018 at 11:09

      Thank you. Mine too. My toes were, but they kept cramping up on me.

  5. March 20, 2018 at 10:43

    YEAH BRADLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you and proud of you and just totally psyched for you!!!!! What a milestone!!!!! You made my day with this news!!!!!

    • Bradley
      March 20, 2018 at 10:45

      Glad I made your day. Reading your comment made mine.

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