Tuesday, December 7, 2010

(Sub)mission Accomplished!

It's in! I submitted my LDS Adult Book of Mormon Fiction, The Seventh City. This was November's goal. No, the whole year's goal. But today I can check that goal off. I'd love to tell you a little about my book:
A death. A secret. A spirited, sixteen-year-old widow.  For the young, Mayan princess it was either kill or be killed. Then a Nephite missionary comes to preach about repentance. Can Karlinah gain acceptance and remarry without revealing her secret?
As soon as I pushed SEND, I did the happy dance. Then came the second guessing. Why do we do that to ourselves? I'm going to quit thinking about who else should have read it first, etc. It doesn't have to be perfect. That's what an editor is for. It just has to be my best effort. I worte it to be read and that's what pushing SEND will hopefully do. Now comes the waiting game. For the next few months, no news is good news. Wish me luck!
Well, back to writing the sequel ( the second generation of King Lamoni's family).

7 comments:

RaShelle said...

Renae - Congrats on pushing send. Good luck. =D

Cathy Witbeck said...

Wuhoo. Way to go, Renee. I hope things go well with your submission.

Renae W. Mackley said...

Thanks for the support, RaShelle and Cathy.

Lives-to-hunt said...

Pretty soon my mom will be the new Chris Heimerdinger for the LDS Fiction Genre! We're way proud of you mom!

Shannon said...

Great news Renae! It's a good book, and I'm sure you'll find a publisher.

Renae W. Mackley said...

Thanks my little hunter and Shannon. BTW, Shannon added her two cents to make it a better book. Thanks for your critiquing time!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Congratulations on sending your book in. It sounds wonderful. Now the best thing to do is forget about it and enjoy the holidays!

Let us know when you hear anything!!!