I was disappointed Thursday that Dead to Rights didn't make the first cut for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Well, sort of disappointed. If I'd made the first cut, it would have meant another round of waiting instead of getting the novel out there in front of a publisher.
So instead, the backup plan kicked in. On Thursday, I sent a query off to a publisher. I had been revising the story since submitting it to Amazon, and like it much better, actually. Admittedly, it had a few kinks in it when I submitted it to ABNA. I rushed to finish it, which is never a good idea, but it was so close to being done, I wanted to give it a shot.
So congrats to all the ABNA finalists, and wishing you the best of luck.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for my sub too! :)