Good news, relatively speaking. The manuscript has not been rejected by Moody Publishing at this point. It also hasn’t been accepted. That’s because after four long, dragged out months the editor either hasn’t finished looking it over or hasn’t begun. I can’t tell you the relief I felt at realizing no decision has been made yet. Optimism can be sustained when there is still a sliver of possibility. In my book (or rather, for my book), no news really is good news for the time being. Maybe tomorrow I have an email saying “sorry but it’s not what we’re looking for,” maybe I don’t. All I know is that today, I still have a chance for this publishing deal that I want so badly.
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Carrie Sue Barnes is a fiction author and blogger who fell in love with creative writing as a grade schooler in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She resides now in Wisconsin with her family, often pulling her love for the Midwest into her writing. Carrie Sue's debut novel, The Hidden Legacy, was released in 2018 by Bold Vision Books to strong reviews. Since then, she has published several short stories and continues to write short fiction and faith-inspired reflections on this site. Carrie Sue loves reading, kayaking, hugging her children and friends, rewatching The Office, and connecting with readers in person and on social media. View all posts by Carrie Sue Barnes