I don't write much about my submission process basically because it's always on my mind. I figure if I start writing about it here too, my obsession may slowly start to take over the world!
However, yesterday my agent gave me some news. Not bad news, but not the news I was hoping for. Actually, it's the best news I've received so far during the submission process, but it's not a book deal. I can't get specific, but let's use some similes to describe the news (some of these are actual similes from my life...can you figure out which!?!)...
It's like getting every number on a lottery ticket right except for one.
It's like watching LeBron shooting the game winning shot at the buzzer and watching the ball slowly roll around the rim before falling to the ground without going in (not that that would EVER happen...because the Cavs rock!).
It's like getting put on the wait list for the school of your dreams.
It's like finding a super cute pair of Jessica Simpson heels at TJ Maxx, but they're not in you size.
It's like finding out that you were the runner up for a job interview that you really wanted.
It's like trying on engagement rings, but then waiting and waiting for the proposal.
It's like finding out that U2 is touring again this summer but they're not coming to Cleveland.
You know, those almost things. Things that excite you. Things that are so close you can touch them. However, you just fall a little bit short.
Yesterday I had an almost moment.
It was tough.
It's bumming me out.
But I'm trying to remain optimistic. I still have submissions with editors and today we're submitting to a few more. My hope is still here and I can't wait to share news that isn't "almost" but that is actual crazy, exciting news!
Please send some positive thoughts my way. I'd love to celebrate a book deal with all of you sometime very very soon!