Well… I asked for speed in my last email and I got it. A speedy R delivered to my inbox tonight.
As far as R’s go it was nice. The editor said that my full had been passed onto Bryony Green (senior ed for Modern Heat) but that she’d regrettably decided to pass on the mss. There was no mention of underdeveloped conflicts or not enough emotion. I was praised on my ‘wonderfully accessible and engaging voice’ and told that there was a lovely bond between my characters and the sensuality WAS there just NOT ENOUGH.
Interesting enough the ed suggested I may like to try my voice on for the Romance line and see how it fits. Interesting because over the past few years I’ve had times where I’ve really wondered if I’m fitted to Modern Heat. I think my voice is young, sassy and flirty enough but I’m not sure I’m really confident with that push-the-boundaries level of sensuality. Love reading it but always wondered if I actually did it justice in my own writing. Well… apparently not.
I’m not gonna say I’m not disappointed. Of course I’m gutted. But on the bright side, I have passed many landmarks during this sub. I got revisions on the story and I know it got passed up the ladder, so I figure I must be doing something right.
Onwards and upwards hey? Once I work out where the heck that is…