And Happy New Year!!!
Decisiveness has long been, let’s say, an issue for me. Yes, I struggle with decision-making.
*I wanted to tweak the spellings of the names of three of my four children by the time they were in first grade.
*I make pro’s and con’s lists when trying to decide if I want to go on a low carb or low-calorie diet.
*Tan shorts or navy blue? Navy blue or tan? And then there’s black…I always resort to buying them all.
*Where to vacation—the West Coast of Florida or the Keys? Bahamas or Belize?
*Outlander or Black Sails? (This one was easy because…JAMIE <3)
*Walk Away the Pounds video or an actual walk?
See what I’m saying?
And being trapped in indecision is no party, let me tell you. This is not a FUN way to live.
WAFFLES are delicious; WAFFLING is torturous.
Well, as someone once said (sang), OOPS I DID IT AGAIN…
Let me explain my most recent battle with vacillation …
Several days ago, I made a bold decision. A declaration accompanied it, in the form of Facebook and Twitter posts. A blog entry titled, “Decision Made: WHATEVER HE NEEDS by Mia Kerick” sealed the deal. I’d finally decided to self-publish my latest story for various reasons, which I very clearly outlined in my blog post.
So I sent emails to publishers withdrawing my submission. Based on the feedback of an editor I deeply respect, I rewrote certain parts of the book. I even renamed it. So, in essence, it was a slightly different work than the one I’d queried.
And on the very same day I withdrew my submission, I was offered a contract.
Despite my recent declaration, I wanted to take it.
I had researched Boroughs Publishing Group. I liked everything I learned about them. I spoke with an author who I greatly respect, and she was pleased with her experience there.
But I’d made actual plans for self-publishing…
But I really want to work with this publisher…
Heart palpitations… heavy facial sweating. (Gross, I know—but true.)
I emailed author friends and kids for advice.
And then…I made a move. I emailed the publisher to explain the changes I’d made.
With the help of an author I trust, I resubmitted…and within a day, a contract appeared in my email.
I am proud to say that I signed a contract for Anything He Has in Mind (working title for what possibly will be Whatever He Needs) with Boroughs Publishing Group.
My book will be released in 2021.
Looks like my decision has finally (legally) been made.
And special thanks to Lou Sylvre Sylvestre for understanding.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! HAPPY 2021!!!