29 August 2011

Astsraea Press said 'Yes'

A few months ago, stuck on a WIP, I opened a new doc and started writing. 


These two characters turned up, Liam, a European prince, and Mel, his body guard.  (This was a couple of days after 'The Royal Wedding' of William and Kate!)


My heroine, Mel, suggested the title From Now Until Forever.


I ended up with a short story of 3.5k, and put it through the online crit group I belong to.  All said, 'Not long enough'.  I sat on it until a friend nudged me towards the chance of submitting a 5k story for an anthology.  I went back to From Now Until Forever, wrote, rewrote, chopped, and stiched then submitted.




Another friend read this effort and said, 'Not enough, make it longer', so I did.
 
And with a lot of help, I wrote, and I cut and I stitched and low and behold it exceeded the 15k I thought I'd struggle to reach. I then submitted it to Astraea Press.



Last week, Astraea Press said 'yes'. 


And I'm happy dancing!

12 comments:

kayspringsteen said...

I'm happy dancing, too! I LOVED these two characters! It just goes to show you can do anything, Sherry Gloag. You just have to have faith in yourself!

L. K. Below said...

Congrats! I love that feeling, when two characters you absolutely adore are accepted. I'm working on tidying up a WIP with two such characters right now. I'll have to keep my eye out for your book!

Sherry Gloag said...

I appreciate every bit of help you gave me, Kay

Sherry Gloag said...

L. K. Below, yep, I have a WIP that refuses to reveal its name, and goes by the real exciting name of Deb's Story! rofl. Someone has to get their thinking cap on before I finish this one!

Megan Johns said...

Hope this is a great success, Sherry

Sherry Gloag said...

Hi Megan, You are mentioned in the dedication of FNUF as it is dedicated to all those who paved the road to publication.
Thanks for your part in FNUF reaching its right destination:-)

Chynna said...

Awesome. Mine was on the short side too and Astraea gave my book a chance too. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Sherry Gloag said...

Chynna, that's wonderful. Thanks for your good wishes.

J.A. Beard said...

Congrats.

Sherry Gloag said...

J.A. Beard :-)Thanks. I'm still smiling like and idiot!

Diony said...

Its great to see another fellow author keep writing, and editing, and writing, and editing...until persistence pays off!

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Diony for your kind words and company.