Friday, December 18, 2009

Maverick Millionaire, Musical Mistress!

Thanks to everyone who helped me brainstorm a new working title for my manuscript. Piecing your suggestions together I've come up with:

MAVERICK MILLIONAIRE, MUSICAL MISTRESS

Yesterday the title seemed a problem, today that hurtle seems nothing compared to the revisions I'm facing. I've now got a tincy wincy bit of an idea why published authors always make cringy comments on their blogs, Facebook accounts, etc when revisions land in their inbox.

Don't get me wrong, I love a good challenge so I'm facing this thing head on but I'm only just beginning to realise the significance of each little thing in a book. If I change one seemingly small thing, it amazes me how it has a domino affect on the rest of the book.

It seems I finally got the internal conflict right in this submission, but all the changes the editor has suggested means taking out a LOT of the things that highlighted this conflict so well. So now I'm really exercising my brain trying to think of other ways to highlight this core conflict. It hurts my brain.

So... I just wanna take a moment to cyber toast all my good published writer friends, who still go through this kind of stuff on a regular basis. Thanks for slogging away to write books that captivate us and really hit the spot!!

7 comments:

Jackie Ashenden said...

It is hard. But you can do it my dear! It's a fabulous story and the revisions will just make it even better.

Suzanne Jones said...

I agree with Jackie - you can so do this. It sounds like a great story.

XX

Lacey Devlin said...

*raises cyber glass* :D

Janette Radevski said...

I echo the comments above - just keep plodding along - you can do it!

Anne MacFarlane said...

Good luck with the revisions Rachael.

Sally Clements said...

'Swigs on your behalf from cyber bottle'

Cathryn Brunet said...

Love the new title, Rach.

As for your revisions, you'll be able to nail them no problems.

And then we'll be celebrating!