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Monday, 20 September Whazzup? The long arduous process continues. I get a real thrill when I find just this word or change that comma, and it lights up the sentence, page and story in a new and vibrant way. My confidence in my work is blossoming and all the anxieties generated by the countless rejection letters that this poor ms has received are slowly dissipating!
I wish the two authors the best of luck with their winning entries.
T he competition whetted my appetite for romance writing again. I duly submitted a romance to e-publishers Wild Rose Press. The editor I worked with loved the manuscript but, when I received an editorial letter asking for a third round of revisions, saying the novel was very close to publishable standards and a possible contract offer, it was decision time: did I want to write romances or did I want to concentrate on my other writing?
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Romance, or any type of genre, writing requires a very special set of skills including the ability to multi-task, to write prolifically and to concentrate on good story-telling. Sadly, I concluded that I am not endowed with those specific skills. Unlike when I blog, when I write I like to work slowly, to concentrate on characterisation over plot and to do detailed research. This is what gives me pleasure - the manipulation and careful layering of words and their symbolic meanings.
And so I regretfully declined to complete the third set of revisions.
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