Yep – I’ve been slightly absent in blogland this last couple of weeks. Been trying to force my current mss (OHHN) into submission.
A lovely writing buddy (Hi Cath) pointed out that although written in quite a lovely style, it had NIL conflict. That’s right my lovelies… NADA, ZILCH, NOT A SINGLE SMIDGE of good reason why my gorgeous hero and his delightful leading lady shouldn’t buy a house with a white picket fence and live happily ever after.
So I’ve been brainstorming ways to torture them a little more. I’ve hopefully given them pasts and present probs that make falling into love and HEA not quite a simple as boy meets girl, boy likes girl, girl likes boy and they say ‘I do.’
It’s meant that I’ve done a lot of rewriting, adding and deleting. Gosh it’s painful when the wordcount goes up and then rapidly down again, but I’m sure it’ll mean a stronger mss in the long run.
In the meantime… I’m still WAITING to hear from M&B about the partial I sent in May! I’m at the stage, where I sort of wouldn’t mind an R cos at least I’d know where I stand. I thought being able to send straight to an editor’s desk would mean the process was quicker – but apparently that’s a fantasy. Oh well… I’ve started thinking about my Maverick and his Christmas Fairy’s conflict so that I can enter the new contest if I still haven’t heard on my partial by then!!
Right… thanks for listening to my rambles. Hope you are all well and happy and that next time I’ll either have meatier news or an interesting craft thing to discuss!
For all those off to the Aussie conf this weekend – have a BLAST! Am sooooooooooo jealous I won’t be there. Especially since I’m up for an Award Sat night. Who wants to drink cyber wine with me and hang out on Twitter to see how I go?!