Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The Big R
And the waiting is over. The verdict is in. And it is a big fat juicy REJECTION!! No really, it was big fat and juicy because I got a whole long email about what did and didn't work for them. So in the grand scheme of rejections it was big and juicy.
To cut a long story short my hero just didn't work. Which I can't say I am that surprised about because I had such a tough time with him I'm sure it showed. They loved the heroine though, thought I'd done a pukka job with her. But overall I seemed to want to write more about her journey than the relationship. There were also some comments on was I writing for the right line.
I already think I could take Zoe from the book and give her a different story maybe for a different publisher.
All in all lots to mull over and think about whilst I finish 'Bah Humbug'.
Mind you all that is above is not what I first thought! Oh no! First there were the tears... then the stomping... then strangely enough the relief... NOW I KNOW!!! Curiously liberating!
And I have discovered something very interesting about myself... rejection makes me come out fighting. I AM SOOOO GOING TO DO THIS!!!