I'm heading toward third base!
The journey to getting published feels like baseball to me right now. I cracked the ball and sent it soaring (sent out my queries). I reached first base.
Then I got a request for a full. That's my second base.
Some people go straight home from there, but I'm heading toward third.
That's because I received a revision letter from an editor. *swoon*
Remember I had a full out to a publisher? They've requested some revisions which I am only too happy to do! So right now I'm trying to get these done so the manuscript can go out for some reads.
I've heard that some writers are discouraged by revision requests. Maybe they're overwhelmed (I was a little) and they step off the base and are out. DON'T step off the base. If you get a request, and it feels doable and you resonate with it, RUN like lightning for third base.
This is pretty exciting for me. I could still get out but I know there'll be other chances for me to bat again.
What is the most exciting thing that ever happened with one of your manuscripts? Would you love to get a revision letter?
For tips on handling revisions, check out these fabulous posts by Jody Hedlund and Keli Gwyn.