So I’ve finally started submitting The Courtesan of Constantinople to Publishers. I’d spent six months looking for an Agent and didn’t get feedback – positive or negative steering me in a direction that required changes to the manuscript.
I got a lot of letters saying, “I like this and that, but don’t feel I’m right for this project.” So started to wonder if I missed the boat on Steampunk. Hard to say. I did a couple Twitter parties and nothing there either.
While I submitted to Agents 5-10 at a time. I was doing large batch by January. 🙂 For Publishers, I only do about 3 at a time. I don’t expect to hear back from any of them until May. Because they are larger houses I may not hear back at all. I think I’ve been spoiled by the almost instant responses of small presses 🙂
In the meantime, I’ll work on Alchemists of Archangel and maybe Ryder Hard if I get blocked, just to keep moving. Also, I have this book about writing I want to do, so plenty to keep me busy while I hurry up and wait.