My poetry manuscript, Private Hercules McGee: Poems of the American Civil War, was submitted to a publisher several weeks ago. Yesterday, I received a response. Although according to the publisher, my poems possess “breath taking moments”, my manuscript was not accepted for publication; however, I was offered several suggestions regarding revisions, several excellent suggestions. I was also encouraged to resubmit. Good news.
Today, I begin an adventure of sorts. I’ve developed a different approach to my manuscript and how it will be presented. Poems will be revised. Old poems will be removed and new poems will be written. In fact, I’ve already written a new poem, a poem that will be the first poem in my new manuscript.
I’m excited, very excited. I’ll share my ideas soon.