Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Recovering from rejection

Okay, I know, I said I like rejections. So, I was being facetious. I got a stinger a couple of weeks ago for my witch story. While they did say nice things they also said it was too long for the line. It was pretty tightly woven and hard to extract a subplot. But "no worries" they gave me excellent feedback and asked me to submit anything else that might suit them. Unfortunately, everything I have is soft paranormal and about 90,000 words. I'll just clean it up and try elsewhere. It hasn't been offered to anyone but this house, so who knows? One man's meat is another man's poison, right?
You have to be tough or crazy to remain in this business. Have a tough hide, like lizard skin. Speaking of lizards, I've been getting a hankering to visit Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef.
I'm writing a story without paranormal elements, yay, at least I will once I finish this WIP which has near death experiences, and then will concentrate on a pure romantic adventure. The setting will be dual countries of Australia and the USA. An American H/H on an adventure that takes them to the Australian tropics, think rainforest, islands, turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, hot sweaty bodies ...

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Yeah. I'm alive!

This is a good day. My new website goes live and I'm now a blogger! Yeah me! And, I just got back from the P.O. where I braved it and sent a submission of The Legend of Crying Girl Creek, to SuperRomance. Heck they can only say no. And didn't I say I love rejections? They build character, right? I've registered for RWA National conference. Lookout Atlanta! Somewhere in this crazy year, I need to go to Australia to visit my family and do some research. Wish their RWA national convention wasn't so close to ours, it's in August, and much as I'd love to go at that time, I can't do back-to-back National conferences. I'm tired just thinking about it.