You are not going to believe this – I’ve had a second publishing company asking for my Manuscript!
Below is the email I received thursday, as before I have removed the company’s name for fairness sake.
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: Echoes of a Storm | Alan Scott
Re: Echoes of a Storm
I am writing to thank you for your recent submission of work and for your patience in awaiting our response. We would like to invite you to submit your full manuscript for further consideration for our new lists. We can accept this work as an attachment to an email, preferably as a Microsoft Word file. Alternatively, you can send it via post as a hard copy or on a storage device, such as a USB stick or CD. If you decide to post your manuscript, then return postage, in the usual way, would be appreciated.
It must be stressed that this is not a commitment to publish. We have to consider every book’s literary merit and commercial viability.
Whilst every care will be taken with this work at all stages, you will appreciate that we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage when in our possession. Please do ensure that you retain a copy of this work.
Two companies have called forward my Manuscript : ) I just cannot stop smiling : )
My new book is now currently available on Kindle on Amazon. Once again the wonderful Saskia Schnell has created a marvellous and atmospheric cover.
Below is the book description and cover
“Queen Rebecca Rothgal is under immense pressure as the Twin Kingdoms slide into turmoil. The cost of rebuilding from the previous devastating war has almost bankrupted the kingdom. Bandits freely roam the lands. Packs of werewolves are destroying farms and small villages. The Queen’s own cousins are plotting her downfall.
To make matters worse, a new prophecy is sweeping the land – a prophecy that foretells the return of the Midnight Man and his malevolent plan to plunge the land into darkness.
However, there are whispers spoken among a select few – whispers of a man who will take a stand and deny the darkness – a man who will hold the line and stop the evil – a man whose name is spoken in awe by those that follow him… Mancer!”
I was having a look through the various sites on WordPress and I came across this rather interesting site
Its about the emerging methodologies that apply Enneagram Personality Theory to the task of facilitating healthy emotional development. Nechama especially enjoys supporting mental health professionals in their work with clients and patients who exhibit active resistance to change. Her blog https://nottheofficialenneagram.wordpress.com/ offers readers an opportunity to explore aspects of the Enneagram they find most relevant.
I must admit to always being fascinated by this sort of thing. Anyway, if you fancy reading something that will engage your mind and brain. I strongly recommend having a look.
Thank you so much for sending through the first chapters and synopsis of Echoes of a Storm.
I enjoyed what I read and thought it had some obvious strengths. Unfortunately, however, we have decided that it’s not quite what we’re looking for at the moment.
Given the large number of submissions we have received, we are unable to give feedback, but I…‘d like to thank you again for thinking of us.
I wish you all the very best in your search for representation. I’m sorry not to be of more help in this instance.
On the negative side – its a rejection letter. On the positive side – I got a reply : ).
I would have been super super lucky to get a “Yes” letter at the very start, so the letter has not disappointed me, in fact quite the opposite it has encouraged me to keep trying.
I believe in my stories and characters, and I know there is a market for them. I just need to find the man or woman in publishing who thinks the same.
As most of you know I use music a lot when writing, and whilst writing “A Kingdom Falls” So if you fancy a musical taste of what “A Kingdom Falls” is going to be like you could try listening to
Sisters of Mercy – This Corrosion (the video below)
Sirenia – At Sixes and Seven
Sirenia – Sister Nightfall
Within Temptation – what have you done ( a brilliant video by the way)
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