I realized the other day that I haven't been out on submission in a while. Really since September when The Monster Within was acquired by Spencer Hill Press in a deal that went to auction. That was probably the craziest submission process because we had four offers. I met one of the acquiring publishers at a conference, who went on to offer, but ultimately, the book ended up with Spencer Hill Press, and since I love them, I was very happy about it.
Also in September I had another deal go through—well two actually, but they were pre-emptive deals. Month9Books acquired Into the Fire and the two other books in the Birth of the Phoenix series.
And Swoon Romance acquired the three novellas in my Game. Set. Match Heartbreak series.
Then in January, Spencer Hill Press bought Face of Death, the final book in the Touch of Death trilogy, but it wasn't your typical submission process since they already had the first two books.
Since then, I've written a few books. My agent is reading my YA contemporary romance now, and I'm itching to get her feedback and go through edits to get it ready for submission. I love the thrill of wondering if a publisher will love my book as much as I do. It's scary, but exciting at the same time.
Do you enjoy the submission process as much as I do?