A Novel's Journey with Diane Amos
I sold two more contemporary novels to Five Star, one contemporary to Harlequin, and two historicals to Five Star. Promise Me Forever still held a special place in my heart, but after the slew of rejections, I had serious doubts. Plus one of those rejections came directly from Five Star. Since I'd changed the title several times, and since the editor who'd turned my baby down no longer acquired for this line, I decided to resubmit. This time, Five Star bought my novel. Finally, my first historical had found a home.
Though I believed strongly in this novel, I still held my breath for the reviews. This book received a good review from Publishers Weekly, a starred review from Booklist, and a glowing review from USA Today. Finally, my novel had seen the light of day. Finally, I wasn't the only one who liked this book. Finally, my novel was out there for readers.
If there's a moral to this story, it's to never give up. And if a publisher has already rejected a novel, don't let that stop you from resubmitting. A new title and a new editor could make a huge difference between a rejection and a sale.
To tell you a little about Promise Me Forever, I've included the Booklist review below:
STARRED Advanced Review
Promise Me Forever. Amos, Diane (Author) Nov 2011.
You can find Diane at http://www.dianeamos.com/
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Promise Me Forever, Available through Amazon as Hardcover
Outlaw Hearts, Available through Amazon as Hardcover
Winner Takes All, Available through Amazon as Hardcover
Diane's books available in ebook format
Mixed Blessings, Available through Amazon as Harcover or ebook
Getting Personal, Available through Amazon as Paperback or ebook
The Legacy, Available through Amazon as Hardcover or ebook
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