Okay perhaps infatuation is a better word.
I was gonna write a post about the hero I've been brainstorming for my next mss and how utterly divine he is but that I'm having issues with setting his conflict directly against my heroine who is also very strong to me. But I was only playing with this mss while tring to NTA the sub that was currently sitting on someone's 'desk' in Richmond.
Anyway I've heard back on my sub, which was just over the first half of the novel. I heard back in a WEEK, which is why I'm in LOVE with the editor I'm working with. She's so kind and yet professional and helpful in her letters and she really MUST get some type of award for her speediness! Really, she must.
But you're probably all dying to know what she said, right?
At first my heart beat wildly and I almost died without reading the rest. She opened with something along the lines of my mss having strong elements but NOT QUITE achieving that elusive emotional complexity and sexual tension that I'd achieved in the partial. ARGH. Fighting the urge to slam the laptop shut and bang my head against the wall, I jumped to the end of the letter to find my fate.
Bottom line was despite a number of revisions on what I sent, she STILL wants to see my full.
Am excited by the fact I still have a full request and hugely daunted by what I must do in order to sub it.
The revisions all make HUGE sense. Everytime I read a revision letter I find myself thinking - of course! Why didn't I see that?
But once again - as seems to be the case with a lot of revision letters doing the rounds lately - I was relying more on convenient plot devices than following the true nature of my hero and heroine.
So now... it's kinda back to the drawing board. Allowing my heroine to feel angry about seemingly being used for sex and my hero to really feel the guilt and betrayal of his late wife while feeling immense attraction to the heroine!
Wish me luck! And I promise I'll try to write less self-centred posts in future!
Guest blogger: Lisa Walker
3 hours ago