Thursday, October 29, 2009

Update on publishing

Got a rejection from Harvest House. They didn't want a story that took place in Bible times (even though my story isn't a Bible story, doesn't have Bible characters in it, nor do I use miracles to fix difficult plot issues). And didn't they know it took place in this era when they asked for a full? I'm confused.

Also, Moody Press rejected it because it doesn't fit their "current publishing plans." *sigh* To be honest, I had no idea Moody was looking at it! LOL

Anyway, it's disappointing, but such is life.

I'm still waiting to hear from Karen at B&H. She's the one I really, really, really want. And Zondervan has it as well.

We'll see what God has in mind.


  1. The blog is beautiful. The song hit a cord in me. I love it and I have faith. Faith we will get my book edited and it will sell. Faith that you will also have a sale. Hang in there, girl. We are going to make it!

  2. LOL! Thank you, Kathy. Be sure to read the post below this one. :-) I hope it'll also encourage you. I'm excited about your good news, as well. Sorry I couldn't talk much. Miss Chelsea was not a happy camper.

  3. I'm sooo sorry about the rejections, Sandi. I'm sending you heartfelt hugs through cyberspace. I know how you feel. I've been where you are.

    And I love your blog, BTW. Very beautiful castle pic!

  4. Hang in there, Sandi. We fellow writers understand the pain of rejection.
    Keep writing the best you can. And keep submitting. Never give up.

  5. --As Winston Churchill said-- "Nevah nevah nevah give up!"

    Seriously, Hang in there, and let that old discouragement go! God's timing is perfect--


  6. Wait until you have over 146 rejections! You have to keep on keeping on and thicken up that skin. The way I looked at it: mathematically the more rejections you have, the closer you get to an acceptance. That's the way math and life work. So, rack them in, Sandi, and count each one a blessing moving you closer to your dream.

  7. God's timing IS perfect. I'd arbitrarily set a date that if I weren't published by August 2009, I was going to self-publish. I signed my contract with Sneakaboard Press on July 31, 2009.

  8. Aw, Sandi. The journey can be so long. I'm sorry to hear about the rejections. I wish we were celebrating a contract instead, but I do believe God's ways and timing are best and really, I'd want nothing more or less than His plan. I know you feel the same. It's just dealing with the emotions.

    Love ya, girl. And the new blog look is gorgeous!

  9. Love the new look! And I have also been there. It's a marvelous place.
    I haven't listened to the song yet, but I will! Take heart and trust in God. He has great things in store for you! :)

  10. Hi Sandi, I followed you over here from the CRW loop. Rejection is hard, and no matter how many times we tell ourselves it's subjective, it still hurts. But we've all been there. Rest assured that your story will find a home when the time is right ;).

  11. As I said before, you can write, and your story is good. It'll happen in God's good, good time.

  12. Sandi, keep your chin up and your eyes on the Lord. I know how painful these rejections are. Remember that God is using them to change your heart and make you more like Him. Which is what we all are really striving for, anyway. God is the giver of dreams and the fulfiller of dreams. Keep believing!

  13. All of you are amazing. Thank you for coming by to encourage me! xxx

  14. Sandi,
    I love that song. And I'm glad the video had the words, 'cause I hear it on the way to work but now I understand them all.

    I know that God sees your heart and wants to bless you. These disappointments will be traded for joy in HIs time.

  15. Sandi,

    God bless you for sharing that song. I've never heard it before. The words are beautiful and so true.
    Let His hand guide you in all you do and you will surely be blessed!

  16. Debra, that's why I put up a video with the words. They're so encouraging! When I listen to songs, sometimes the words get lost in the music. And the whole point in hearing this song is for its powerful words. ~Boy, talk about repetition of "words." Promise you won't critique me here! LOL

    Donna, I'm so glad you dropped by! I'm now a proud follower on your blog. Thank you for being an encouragement to me. xxx

  17. Hang in there Sandi,

    I didn't realize we're in the same chapter.

    Beautiful blog. I was stationed in Augsburg, Germany and your pictures reminded me of a road trip we did down the Rhine.

    Take care


  18. Hi Sandi: I'm just reading this now, but just want to say be encouraged, my friend! God has thee most perfect publisher for you at thee most perfect time!

    Thinking about you...