So I finished my revisions and whizzed them back to the editor's inbox last week *cue Alleluia chorus and huge sighs of relief*. Of course, once I'd breathed that huge sigh of relief and uncoiled myself from the foetal position of sheer exhaustion, my mind started to churn...will she like the changes I made? Did I change too much? Too little? Have I absolutely cratered the story with my suddenly-not-so-clever ideas? Will she...won't she...
It's out of my hands now.
There's absolutely nothing I can do but wait and see what the editor thinks. What I *CAN* do is fiddle around with my blog (ta-daaaa) and work on my next story!
I must say I'm loving the research stage of Damion & Reiko's story. Reiko is turning out to be a very interesting heroine with a very sad past. But she's also feisty and has the hallmarks of a kick-ass heroine destined to give Damion, my staid, don't-touch-me French aristocrat, nightmares, lol! It also features an older man as a possible love interest, something I've never done before, I don't think.
Here's a picture of her. Isn't she divine?
I've also made a Pinterest board for this book which I absolutely LOVE!
And now for the challenge of actually getting off Pinterest and writing this story! The idea is to write half this story by 30 April. That's 25k (or in my case, since I *always* exceed the word count - 27.5k). So that's...*counts on fingers, gives up, reaches for calculator*... just under 1k a day for the next 28 days.
I think that's infinitely doable, don't you?
So, what d'you say? Would you care to join me?