Well, someone approached me in email today, someone I knew from an ezine I was published in, and a board I used to post on, and asked if I'd let her publishing company publish a chapbook for me. I am so excited, even though I know that this is only a step or two above self-publishing. I know that the product will be professional in appearance, it will have an ISBN #, and will afford me the opportunity to site something other than just online Ezines for publishing credits. I realize that I'm not going to get rich off of this, but it's a first step for sure!
And I'm just so flattered that someone thought my work needed to be "out there" that they solicited a manuscript from me!It was so sudden and unexpected - I was hoping she couldn't hear my heart pounding when I called her. I'm such a wuss about talking on the phone, especially to people I don't know. And on top of the usual sense of panic I feel when calling strangers, I was nearly in a panic about the fact that, having never been published, I was so completely clueless as to protocol.
Thank god she was so down to earth and sweet on the phone!
Now to get together 20 - 30 poems that "tell a story."
I'm not at all sure I have 30 that need to see the light of day!
If you guys don't see me so much for a while - I'm either working on a chapbook, or dying of a nervous breakdown!