Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Decisions

Last week I shared my surprise email with you. I spent a lot of time thinking about it. After sending my questions off to the publisher, and receiving the answers on the same day, I've come to a decision. The idea of a small publisher is provocative. They have the time to work with me, and I think in the long run it can be just as successful a book as going the more traditional route.

However, I've only been querying agents for a month. In my heart, I really want to give the traditional way all I have before I look at the alternatives. I'm VERY grateful I have alternatives. It takes some of the sting out of rejection. Well, a tiny bit of it anyway.
Found on Google Images. Doesn't it sum up the query process? You can't tell if it's breaking or mending.

My plan is to go through my agent list. If at the end SENDEK has not found a home, I will start looking at the great small publishers out there. The one I've talked to will be at the top of the list.