Call it an accident. Call it fate. Call it destiny. Call it karma. It was totally by fluke that I submitted my manuscript to Musa Publishing. Thank paranormal romance author S.J. Clarke for that. No really, thank her. She ‘mistakenly’ posted a link to Musa Publishing, thinking it was Muse It Up, the publishing house she was signed with. Yeah. Right. Fate.I was originally going to submit my young adult time travel manuscript, The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis to Muse It Up, but the publishing house wasn’t taking on any more submissions until the fall. So when I got the link to Musa Publishing in August 2011, and found out they were brand-spanking new and open for submissions, I threw caution with the wind, and sent them a query. The query soon turned into a request for my manuscript, which soon turned into a publishing contact. However there was a stipulation. I had to revise my manuscript. Read: tear my story from limb to limb until there only remained one point-of-view throughout the entire manuscript.
My shoulders sagged. Could I do it? Should I do it? Then came the dangling carrot – I was offered a five book deal (one in each of the five major character’s point-of-view). Did I mention I like carrots? I clenched my teeth. Put my fingers to the keyboard and cut and revised for the next few months until out of the ashes of the old manuscript came a new shiny story told in Amanda Sault’s point-of-view. Thank goodness for the caring, conscientious, and hardworking staff at Musa Publishing who saw something of a diamond in the rough in me. If you’d like to find out more about this outstanding publisher, please click HERE. Trust me, you won’t be sorry you did.123RF Stock Photo 4843986