You know how I published last week that I was taking a wee break from writing to deal with the other stresses in my life?! That declaration broke my heart cos writing is my passion and my dream is publication.
Well… the week has been MEGA-LY stressful in terms of supermarket stuff and there’s so much going on right now that I feel constantly ill and exhausted BUT…
A good (published by M&B) friend of mine was lovely enough to take time from her busy schedule to read my WHOLE book (the one with revise and request from Carina) last week. Her crit was honest and hugely helpful. I have a fabulous first third apparently – like fabulous 🙂 Like I like that news.
And there’s always a humongous BUT…
I need to rewrite from chap five onwards.
I’ve read her comments through four or five times and made notes. I thoroughly agree with her thoughts. I need to get my h&H talking and about the conflict much, much sooner than they actually do.
The problem isn’t even the rewrite so much as the time it is going to take. Time that I really don’t have right now.
Now I know we NEED to make time for writing but my life is MAD at the moment. It might slow down for a while next month but then all the school and work functions/assemblies/awards nights start up in the lead up to Christmas. And then in January we’ll either be moving or in the stress between jobs. It’s NOT a good time for my creative world at the moment.
I could probably manage to find time for a new story – but a rewrite is something else entirely.
Sorry – I’m really just rambling here and bringing you up to date. I will not be subbing to Carina again just yet – cos when I do, I want to give them something they can’t resist publishing.
I just hope they’ll wait….