It has been more than eight weeks since my book, Build a Blue Bike, was sent out by my literary agent Susan Schulman to publishers. Today Susan forwarded me the first rejection letters.
On a positive note my book was described as “charming and interesting”, but, a “little too soft”. Another described it as “unique and thought-provoking”, but for this publisher business books were out of their realm.
Build a Blue Bike was sent to eleven major publishing houses. We now wait to hear from nine.
Build a Blue Bike is a book with a mission on a journey. How it came into being, and what I have witnessed it do, to help so many artists understand what they uniquely need to flourish, for me, has been an amazing ride filled with good karma, enlightenment, purpose, passion and riddled with coincidence and irony.
I would never have come this far to not reach my destination as the first book on the business shelf for artists.
They say that the last train you need to catch, to carry you home, is the hardest to wait for.
As I wait at this station, in darkness and alone, the hands of time, illuminated brightly, stand still and motionless.
I gaze at their hands, again and again and again, hoping with each new glance that they will wave the seconds, minutes and hours quickly by me– but instead they offer another opportunity.
While I wait on the platform, I think I will skip rope, play hopscotch and get an ice cream cone. The night air is still and the stars are bright.