As you know I’ve finished my partial targetting Modern Heat and will soon send it to M&B. As this is still a semi-go-on (is that even a phrase) from the Feel The Heat contest, I’m hoping the editor will say whether or not she likes it and why and give me an idea, if she requests the full, of where she’d like the story to go. Knowing this, I had decided to stop writing this story until I hear back on the partial.
So here’s my dilemma…
We know that it can take months to hear back on a partial and sometimes leaving a piece of writing for too long means getting out of the tone and feel of the story and being unable to get back in properly.
If I don’t continue the story, I might lose it’s special thang but if I do, I might be writing in a direction that the editor doesn’t want me to go, thus causing myself a whole load of rewriting headaches.
Also, I wrote this partial for Modern Heat but if they don’t feel it’s suitable for them, I have ideas about how to rewrite it for Superromance, so I feel it would be best to wait until I hear something and hope I can get back the zest I currently have for it.
Then comes ANOTHER dilemma… what to do while I’m waiting and NTAI!!! Do I rewrite an old story that has the barebones of potential or start a completely new one and write specifically for Superromance so that if MH doesn’t like me, I’ve got some eggs in another basket.
Help?? What’s your opinion?!
Oh and if you understand any of these ramblings… you deserve an AWARD!!