Monday, August 31, 2009

Ups and Downs of publishing

Recently I've had many ups.

My YA short story in the anthology is receiving great reviews and I'm working on my next YA book. So things are looking good.

Then the down side roared its ugly head.

My publisher is closing the YA line.

But the upside is that they will continue to keep the books on their distribution list until the contract is up. The downside is that's only until March 2010.

The upside, I can try to go with another publisher. The downside, that might not happen.

I told myself it's not the end of the world, even if for the day it seems like it is.

So, whichever way things go, up or down, writers have to do what writers do. We pull up our bootstraps and keep going. And that's what I'm going to do.

Have a great day,


Morgan Mandel said...

June, look on this as an opportunity to spread your wings. You're a terrific writer. This will force you to go outside your comfort zone and hook a great contract somewhere else.

Morgan Mandel

June said...

Thanks, Morgan. That is what I am hoping for!