Literary speed dating: part two

I did my pitch to the three publishers I wanted and all three asked me to submit my first three chapters and were most encouraging re my ‘Loving and Dying on the Camino’. It is one more small step towards fulfilling my dream. Sure, it is a long journey from ‘we’d like to see a sample’ to ‘let’s do a contract’, but at least they did not politely tell me to go away, which is what happened to one of my acquaintances who was also pitching.
Of course, I looked at my three chapters later afterwards and decided they were embarrassing rubbish and needed total revision – this was predictable – took a deep breath and submitted them. Now, silence for x weeks or months and maybe one day one will ask for the entire manuscript….or not. In the meantime I keep revising and writing and hoping…
It was my first literary speed dating experience and thank you Australian Society of Authors! Sixty hopefuls lining up to do our bit, not nearly as stressful as I expected and all rather a blur.

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