Was really hoping I’d at least get some sort of verdict before the NV competition starts but, well, whaddya know, still no verdict. I have to say I’ve kind of given up on this story. It’s dragged on so long that I’ve already said goodbye to it in my mind. Oh, I’ll be gutted if I get another rejection on a partial (though personally, if I do, I’ll be really annoyed because I think the synopsis is the best I’ve ever done and there is a story worth looking at there) but maybe it will be for the best. I worked really hard on this, perhaps too hard. After so many rewrites and rejigs, perhaps the freshness is gone and it’s better to let it go.
On the up side, I have decided to give myself some goals with all the unfinished stories, with the aim of finishing them so I can try my hand at something a bit different. So, lovely blog friends, I hereby solemnly swear, upon my honour, to God and the Queen, that I will finish my soldier story by the end of September. I will also endeavour to have a polished partial and synopsis of IT Girl, just in case I get a request from the NV competition. Because yes, I am throwing caution to the winds and will be entering. If nothing else, it’ll at least feel like I’m doing something positive instead of just waiting around.
Okay, so those are my goals for this month and by putting them on the blog, I must achieve them or – sob – lose face. 😉
What goals do other people have for the new month? Other than world domination and/or selling your first book for millions?