Keep Calm and Carry On are words that represented the way that the nation of England handled the worst time in their nation's history...WW2. Unlike the United States, the war was fought on British soil and many of the landscape was forever changed.
This week my landscape was changed again as another publishing house closed their doors and my book was pulled from their shelves and the shelves of every retailer that they worked with. To say that this was a shock of seismic proportions, is like saying that an hurricane is just a little rain. There were so many people who had invested all their dreams into that publishing company. They worked there. They published books with them. They counted on them. Some of them even had more than one book with the company. Now they are forced to find new homes for their stories and find new places to work.
This is a frightening time for them as they look to where to go. But with the scary news, I've seen publishing houses step up and offer to look at any stories that had contracts. I've seen people who put time and effort into editing, offer to help others find places for their stories and I've seen people who were befuddled, find ways to come together again and carry on.
This is not the first time that a publishing house has closed its doors on one of my stories. I was just as shocked and hurt both times but with this being the second time, I will use what the country of England learned...Keep Calm and Carry On (one of my students even gave it to me on coffee mug). Things do get better over time. There are other options. There are many people out there who want to help you. And that sometimes when things happen like this, what happens after is even better.
If you want to see my previous post at Rebel Reasoning on Perseverence follow the link here>http://www.rebelinkpress.com/RebelReasoning/?p=737
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