Monday, March 22, 2010

The Ed's Verdict!

I know you're probably all dying to hear what the editor said regarding my query about the Black Moment being plot contrived or not!?

Well... the short answer is YES, it was! Extra character (as much as I loved him) is not required at all. In fact, the ed would much prefer if he was no where near the hero or heroine when they come to the realisation about the future of their love.

So... bye bye love sick secondary character!!

The long answer... she actually thinks my whole Black Moment has problems and wants me to rethink how I'm going to approach this. ARGH - can you hear me screaming from where you are!?

I'm sure if I ever manage to finish and sub this mss, I'll deserve whatever treat I can think of to give myself... cos right now it feels so hard!!!

But I am WOMAN. Hear me ROAR! I will conquer this writing this. And I WILL get published - one day or another !

13 comments:

Janette Radevski said...

Go Rach! With you all the way, you can do it chickie!!

Marcy said...

Hang in there, Rachel. You can do it!!!

Lucy King said...

That's the spirit!!!

joanne pibworth said...

I hear ya!
ROOOARRRR!

Go girl.

Maisey said...

Rach, about the length of time between rewrite/resub I spent a couple of months on the half rewrite that I did before I sold, because my editor gave me a clear deadline and I wanted to make sure I used the time she gave me. Rewrites I've done since selling? You may not want to know the answer to that...but my editor does NOT expect things as fast as I get them to her.

Jackie Ashenden said...

To quote Michelle S, the ed wants a ms they can buy, not one written quickly. You CAN do it babe!

Mel Teshco said...

at least you have direction now Rach. Full steam ahead!!!

Lacey Devlin said...

You will conquer! And I will help you celebrate. I see chocolate fountains in our future :D

Caroline Storer said...

Roar away - but you *will* do it! Go Rach! Caroline xx

Rachael Johns said...

Thanks so much ladies! Trouble had a little operation today so I've been otherwise occupied anyway. But good to know I have all you guys cheering for me when I feel like crying and tearing out my hair :)

Cathryn Brunet said...

Woo hoo! You go get 'em, Tiger!

It's so great you have this feedback, though. And so interesting to hear what they like and don't like to see.

Kudos to you for sharing your journey, Rach. The gods are going to reward you BIGTIME.

Becca J. Heath said...

You CAN. You WILL.
=)

Christina Phillips said...

You can do it, Rach!