I’ve only ever read one title from Snowbooks (it could have been two but a gargantuan tome on Schuman defeated me)and that’s the admirable Needle in the Blood, but I do think their blog is excellent. There’s something added every day (including weekends!) and it’s always worth a look. Tuesday was no exception with Emma providing a fascinating insight into the life of a small publisher. As I guess is the case in most small businesses, the productivity of individual staff is prodigious – also the enthusiasm. I left a comment but didn’t dare ask if they have got around to viewing my own submission, entered last July (oops- January!)
I’m sure they are doing all they can and as, unlike some, they do send out rejections, I guess it’s just a question of time!
Meanwhile blogging is very much in the background as I wrestle (some more) with Ailsa’s story. I’ve had a stab at a new opening and feel I am beginning to successfully reimagine (great word, Jane!) the whole thing. But next week I’m off for a one-to-one tutorial at Bristol Uni where my plot will be subjected to the scrutiny of Our Course Leader, so until then it’s at least one double maths session each day. Since I’ve never got the hang of plotting on index cards, I’m currently grappling with a Word table which looks like going 3D or at least full colour any minute now. I even found myself considering using Excel.
What kind of madness is this?
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I hate to rain on my own parade of praise but eek, something’s gone wrong with your submission, as we’re more or less up to date and certainly a book submitted last July has been read and replied to. Can you possibly email me and we can sort out what’s happened? thanks, and thanks for the kind words, Em x
(emma at snowbooks dot com)
Hi Emma- you do have your ear to the ground! Checked my records and I was a mere 6 months out (aagh!). Hope you’ll accept the public apology and I’ll email you details tomorrow.