A happy story… an accepted manuscript!! Read on for Libby Sommer’s feelings about her latest proofs.
Thanks for sharing this happy story, Libby!! And congrats!
First proofs and mock-up of the cover of my second book, ‘The Crystal Ballroom’ have arrived. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t looking forward to rereading the manuscript. It had been rejected by publishers so many times I’d lost confidence in the story. That is, until Ginninderra Press, a small but prestigious Australian publisher said ‘yes’ in April, 2016. Anyway, I sat myself down yesterday to quietly reread the story and, surprisingly, I liked what I had written. I could see what I was trying to say and the themes I’d woven through it.
The mock-up cover looks great. As good as (or even better than) ‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ (pictured here) by Australian author, Christine Darcas published by Hachette in 2009.
And now that the movie ‘La La Land’ has won so many awards, there is a renewed interest in dancing. So my new book may be…
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thank you, Ellie. yes, it’s an exciting time. such a long process. you spend years writing the book, send it out to agents and/or publishers, wait for a year or so, find a publisher finally, wait another year for First Proofs. then wait for reviews for the back cover, wait for Final Proofs. but who’s complaining? not me. i’m so grateful that the book will be published.
Can’t wait until it’s out!