Thank you for your interest in the publishing of my novel, Desert Medicine.
The bad news: I've faced a rash of rejections from agents and editors.
Ten agents have declined representation (three based on a reading of the entire manuscript, seven on the basis of a cover letter and sample chapter).Seven editors have rejected the book (one read the entire manuscript, while the others passed based on a query packet that my husband and I hand-delivered to New York publishers over a three-day period in the middle of February).
The good news: an editor at Simon & Schuster requested a copy of the novel, which I sent to her via FedEx for delivery on Tuesday, March 27. This editor also edits my writing
mentor's novels, which may explain her interest.
Please say a little prayer for me as I go through this need-a-thick-skin process of trying to sell my novel.