Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

It’s been a while since I’ve done a writing post – this month has been crazy with edits and covers and blurbs and newsletters, so the poor old blog has suffered. Before I sold I used to blog a lot about the trials of being an unpublished author and lots of other writing related stuff. … Continue reading “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit”

When You’re Afraid of Your Own Story

Alrighty, I have now finished the partial requested by Mills and Boon, and also the full I need to send to to Carina. All I need to do is a final polish on both and then a synopses each. Easy. Well, okay apart from actually writing the synopses. And the HUGE subbing fear that is … Continue reading “When You’re Afraid of Your Own Story”

The Importance of Being Nervous

Why am I nervous? Because I’ve heard from the editor that I’ve been working with and she’s told me that she should be getting to my partial in the next couple of weeks. Argh!!! And I’ve gone from impatient waiting to nervous twitching instead. Perhaps it’s nicer not knowing. Because when you don’t know, you … Continue reading “The Importance of Being Nervous”

The Rebound Submission

Yes, that’s exactly what my rejected sub was. I had the rejection on the revised full and then, so desperate to submit again was I, that I quickly fiddled with a new story and sent it away without thinking it through properly. Or rather, I over-thought it. I was trying so hard to get it … Continue reading “The Rebound Submission”

The Hook – Vital Plot Element or Unnecessary Complication?

Okay, you’ll all be pleased to know that I’m done with the crows (until I hear from the eds I guess but NTAI!). My poor climber has been left to languish at a crucial moment so I should probably get back to him and give him his HEA. However, my sticking point is my plot. … Continue reading “The Hook – Vital Plot Element or Unnecessary Complication?”