I don’t know what to think of this but hope I am not smelling a rat, perhaps just a whiff of a small mouse? I have received by overseas post, (yes remember post?) a letter where my initial submission of ‘Almost There’ was received favourably by ‘a board of editors.’ Really? I have been asked by ‘this board of editors’ to submit my entire manuscript by a Word attachment.
The address of this publishing house is impressive. Canary Wharf, London. Images of gleaming floors and whispering voices, a battery of computer-screens with assistant sub-editors smashing glass ceilings. Huge screens being lit up by the latest book releases and their screaming jackets. Appointments with TV channels, interviews with new and budding literary giants. The pale looking manager rushing to the elevator to meet dead lines. A frantic hub of activity.
In the midst of all that a special executive room with a large table surrounded by smart black chairs on which are seated ‘a board of editors’ all discussing gerard Oostermans ‘Almost There’.
Sometimes, when things are just too good to be true. They usually are. My Helvi is telling me to calm down and just send the manuscript and see what happens.
What do you reckon, dear readers and followers? Do you smell a rat?