Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gold Letter Day!

Well... it looks like I will NOT be finishing even ONE mss this year.

I heard from the very speedy editor at M&B this morning and she said lots of lovely and good things about my partial but has suggested revisions and another look at the partial before she requests any more.

Good thing is (as my friend Sue BT pointed out) she gave me ticks for dialogue, voice and sexual tension and there is no apparent problem with the conflict. The major issue with this mss was that I'd set it at Christmas time and that didn't really add anything to the story. Also they'd like me to loose the boss/employee hook!

The revisions are DAUNTING. I'd be lying if I said they weren't... but I know they are a chance. A chance to improve my mss to a publishable standard.

Revision letters are GOLD!

So I've ditched the full mss deadline and am giving myself another one - to revise (and improve) the partial and resubmit mid January.

I'll keep you posted :)

15 comments:

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Sounds like you will be busy Rach. All the best with it, I know you can do it. Afterall, the ed has said so many lovely things about your partial.
All the best

Suz :)

Suzanne Brandyn said...

It works. It works.. lol I posted another comment and nothing happened. Gee this month is computer havoc for me. lol

Janette Radevski said...

Rach - congrats again.

Your gold letter has inspired me - after a good month of road blocking with rogue chap two, all looks better now!

Romy said...

Rach - at least the wait wasn't so long, but then every wait feels long, doesn't it? Wow - you got some great positives. Good lukc with teh revisions. Every moment you spend on it will be well worth it.

Suzanne - I've been told that Mercury is currently retrogade and Mercury rules communications and electronics, so don't expect the glitches to end before it goes direct again in Jan.

Mel Teshco said...

those editors are champing at the bit to have you on board Rach!! So close now =)

Caitlyn Nicholas said...

YAY Rach! You can do it :)

Cait

Christina Phillips said...

Oh Rach, what great feedback! Good luck tackling the revisions. You can do it!

Lorraine said...

Ooh, well done and good luck with the revisions!

Lucy King said...

Fabulous feedback - good luck with the revisions!

Jackie Ashenden said...

You can so do this Rach! Great to get feedback so quickly...

Lacey Devlin said...

Congrats on the fab feedback :D :D :D Good luck with the revisions!

Anne MacFarlane said...

Best of luck on your revisions Rachael. Hope the partial meets with wild enthusiasm and a request for the full.

joanne said...

Rach, that's great! Lots of luck with the revisions, another step closer. Hope 2010 turns out to be your lucky year!

Jo

Joanne Cleary said...

Yay for your feedback, Rach.

You can soooo do it.

Jo C

Rachael Johns said...

Thanks everyone! I just LOVE the confidence you have in me. Only hope I can live up to it!!!

:)
Rach!