So, I just heard from my agent, Joyce Hart from Hartline Literary. Remember that great endorsement? Well, Harvest House requested the entire manuscript of The Master's Wall!
Pray they like what they read. Actually, pray they LOVE what they read! Pray they're so WOW'd by what they read that they HAVE to publish it. LOL
One thing I learned is it doesn't hurt to ask. The worst God can say is "no." Right?
Anyway, the proposal to The Master's Wall is sitting on six editors' desks, having already been rejected by Bethany House. Here's what they said about it:
Thanks for passing this one along. We feel that, while Sandi is a strong writer, this story isn’t the best fit for us. There seems to be a fair amount of violence and the romance is between characters who are quite young. Please do keep us in mind if Sandi has anything else come up in the future.
Really, the "romance" between David and Alethea is comparable to the "romance" between Anne and Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables. They were also "quite young," in my opinion. And, there's a lot less violence in The Master's Wall than in many of Francine Rivers' books. Honestly, I thought my book would fit Bethany House the best. But oh well. I don't see anything like The Master's Wall at Harvest House. So, we'll see. I'm asking God to put my book in the right hands.
I do have a small press interested in it, but Joyce thinks I can land a bigger house and would like to give it a shot. Our goal is to land an editor by September; otherwise, we'll go with the small press.
Oh, and it's finally safe to announce that The Master's Wall was a finalist in the Genesis! Because of that, Zondervan would like to meet with me at the ACFW conference in September. It's there that I'll find out whether The Master's Wall will place or not. Either way, being a Genesis finalist is totally awesome! Whoo, hoo!
And so . . . I wait.