Sent out Lights again. Sort of: I e-subbed it, then immediately got a note back saying that I had formatted something wrong. It’ll take me a bit to fix it for reasons too boring to explain, but it’ll be really re-subbed tomorrow.
Agent Kristin had an informative post about author websites. In particular, she said this:
What you might not want to include is a whole play-by-play of your current editor, agent, or publisher search. This could backfire. I have seen sites where an author has clearly outlined all the rejections (sometimes the letters are posted there verbatim!). It would make me think twice about asking for the full (although the one time I encountered it, I did end up requesting the full as opinions can vary widely) but think of the psychology impact of that. If lots of people are saying NO, maybe I’ll think twice about saying YES.
Um, oops. I’ve been doing more or less this, counting the number of rejections and then advertising them here on the blog. And I take her point that this might give a bad impression. So I’m changing tacks, slightly. I’ll still talk about the Quest For Publication, but I’m not going to give the names of the places I’m submitting to, at least not until someone buys it. Then you’d better believe that I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops.