Thursday, 19 September 2013

The news for which I've waited.

After almost two painfully slow months I finally received an email from ...well it doesn't matter which publishing house it was.

  "We liked the fast-paced action but felt it wasn't right for our younger readers."

   Sufficed to say they don't want it. Why they didn't just pass it on to their adult dept is a question I never got to ask. Regardless; for even getting me a free read from a company which resolutely  refuses to accept unsolicited MS's, I am eternally grateful to Barbara of Marchhouse

   So the Porsche will have to wait just a little longer, but now at least it means that I can put Kongomato (my monster book) on all the other sites where my novels are advertised.  Who knows, the patron saint of struggling writers might just look my way, and if he doesn't, well I'll do it on my own.


  1. I can't tell you how disappointed I was to hear the news. Never mind upwards and onwards - it's their loss.

  2. That's what I'm telling myself. Thanks - I won't forget.

  3. sorry to hear that, but hey, maybe you're better off with the state of trad publishing ;)

  4. I keep telling myself that. I'll keep publishing myself but still try to get someone else to do it just so I can say I got the offer.

  5. But look how far you got! That's farther than most of us, so I say congrats for that. Roger, you are one of the best writers I've read.

  6. You're too kind but I have a long way to go yet. I can't wait to get these three final edits out of the way because i have a great idea for a new book.