Might As Well Jump

The biggest risk that I would like to take is pitching my series to a major publisher. This month I have the opportunity to do just that. Harlequin has an imprint for erotica and they are holding an open submissions call until the end of the month. My plan is to finally take that risk and go for it.

I’m not going to lie… I’m nervous as hell to pitch it.

I have wanted to do something like this for years and it’s finally time to shit or get off the pot when it comes to doing it. I have the story outlined. I have the rough drafts sitting in my writing software. Now I just have to simply follow the instructions on how to submit. Right? Right. So why is it still so nerve-wracking?

As an author, I spend a lot of time in my own head. It’s where my characters live and I like it there. Unfortunately, it’s also where my fears live. Those fears butt in often when I am thinking about stepping out of my comfort zone. 2018 is the year that I attempt to hold them at bay and live the life that I deserve when it comes to my writing.

I have until April 29 to get off my ass and do this. I’ll keep everyone posted about how it goes.

While I came close to having this ready to go, I didn’t quite make the deadline. I was bummed and then realized that if I’m going to pitch something it needs to be ready should they accept.

If you are an author that has pitched to a major publisher before, let me know in the comments. I would love to hear about fellow authors experiences.



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