The publishing industry amazes me that they're able to turn a profit, even as long as I've been involved with it. I called a publisher today to find out the status of a proposal that they had requested. The Executive Editor didn't know who I was, didn't recognize my book proposal, and didn't know where it was. She then asked me, "Are you in a hurry to get it back?" Well, yes, another publisher is interested and I need it.
And this is a recognized industry leader in the quilt book publishing market. Wow. Now I need to create a new proposal package for the next publisher I'll send this to. All these challenges will make it ever so sweet once my book does get to market, whether with a publisher or I self-publish.
Don't get discouraged, guys. Persistence is the key. Don't let a couple of rejections stop you from sending out your proposals. Thanks for listening.