This has to be my worst!

After a load of very pleasant knock-backs, someone suggested I sent in my first chapter and one with sex in, as sex sells - I was dubious, but thought, oh well, might as well try.

Having been through the phone book - as this was pre Google days, I found a publisher I'd not tried.

I sent in chapter 1 and chapter 7 - THE one!, with my very pleasant synopsis and everything to go with it, only to get the reply with returned manuscript etc etc a couple of weeks later ... We're so sorry, thank you so much in considering us, but we only publish Christian Hymn books D'oh!

I still see them crossing themselves! hahahaha!