I'm sorry I've been AWOL for some time (over a month this time!). It seems like when it rains it pours, doesn't it?
I'm doing a catch up today and I'll be back later with a new guest. While you may know I submitted a full ms to Harlequin M & B Medical back in December, you also may remember that editor Flo sent me a revise and resubmit, R&R, in January. I've been hip-deep in said revisions since. Especially this past month when I jumped in naked and really got going with necessary changes to a book I already love, love.
So how's that working for me? Well, I sent the first two chapters to my crit group a while back. My lovely Twinkies are loving the changes! Now I'm working on consistency to make sure the changes follow through as I patchwork the parts I'm keeping to the new parts. It's a lot like making a patchwork quilt (I attempted to make one once- tip: never start a new craft with a difficult pattern! I never finished the quilt.). The difference, besides the obvious words vs fabrics, is that it takes a lot more thinking to make words fit together to form a coherent pattern when you can't just eyeball your project and see the obvious with one glance.
Enough with the quilting analogy since that's all I know about that. I'm midway and it's going faster now that I'm more re-acquainted with the characters, who've undergone personality transplants to various degrees. The bold one is now shy while the broody, quiet one is more bolder- though more brooding I hope. And the child? Well, you'll have to wait and read it one day to find out about sweet Janna.
But revisions are getting done, will be done soon if nothing hops in front of the train.
On another note: I am in process of polishing HOME, the Vietnam era short story and one of a group effort series with other wonderfully talented Oklahoma Romance Writers of America- the Outlaws. I first brought this story to you last summer with a brief snippet to introduce you to gypsy gal, Poppy Tippen and her hunka-hunka doctor love, Sammie Callahan. Good news folks. I sent in the query and synopsis yesterday to The Wild Rose Press! I'll keep you informed when I hear news. I'm crossing everything- well, anything not needed to work on the other revisions- that they want to buy this sweet story. Please do the same!
What else am I working on? Heck, ain't that enough at one time? Well, no! Lol
I already have a second medical story brewing (not the one I mentioned before, but a better one!). I won't allow myself to write anything on it until this first book is out of my hands again though, so I won't share any of it yet. Soon... soon. I haven't forgotten my wolves either, though they are caged and waiting for me to feed them fresh meat. Sorry- this blog is what happens on less than a first cup of coffee.
So, tell me what you're up to since our last visit. What has your motor pumped and ready to steam ahead? Or what has you stumped to a crawl?