ALL the authors say rejection is a very big part of trying to get published. To commemorate each rejection we receive for ENHANCED, and prevent it from being totally depressing, I’ve decided to make something beautiful. Because…
On December 18th, the agent to whom we offered ENHANCED in an exclusive query let the offer expire without responding. In publishing circles, that’s a rejection. So I made a Jack Sparrow-like compass for my son, aka Captain Draconis Sapphire, and a special box to hold it.
Here, take a look —
I didn’t actually build the boxes, but the oiling-waxing-design-painting-gluing was all me! The sapphire came from what I thought was a costume jewelry ring, but turned out to be set in a 10K white gold band with two tiny, low quality diamonds. Huh. If I hadn’t scavenged the stone, I might never have known. (Btw, if you need dragons, the ONLY place you’re likely to find them is the wonderfully quirky Hot Topic.)
Last week, we sent four more queries out. Whatever they lead to, there will be beauty in my life.