When trying to publish works that have been previously published (like Solomon’s Pride, book 1-4), publishers have high standards when considering republishing. In the end it seemed they felt that the books needed too much revision for them to consider publishing Solomon’s Pride. I’d already done some revising on the first two books, where a slight change in book one caused even more changes to book 2 (though not too much regarding Jace and Link’s relationship – mostly just on the story-line surrounding them in the beginning)
I am honestly not sure what to do now. I obviously want to publish and complete the Solomon’s Pride serie, but at the same time I want to move on. Finding a publisher who will publish them might take a long time in which I could write and publish other things. The publishers I talked to did encourage me to send in other, unpublished works as they liked my characters and general story-telling.
I am considering publishing the first four books on my blog (revised to some extent – the biggest changes will be found in the first half of The Link that Binds) But I have yet to make up my mind as I was crossing my fingers for the republishing.
Saying I feel bummed would be putting it mildly, but I am not done yet.
To quote a nifty little decor thing that I have standing in my bookshelf (a quote by Thomas Edison, if I’m not mistaken) :
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.
I’m not giving up.