I know you're all wondering what happened with the various requests and all and I really want to thanks the people that come by every week and take a look. I check the stats quite regularly and it always makes me smile to know some of you actually care about the dribble that flows from my mouth (well, fingers). In a nut shell. Nothing happened. The publisher passed and the agent too. I still have a few things out there but I don't expect the call anytime in the near future. So it's back to the drawing board for me. But it's not all negative shitty news. I won a crit on another blog and had the first chapter of my newest WIP read by a multi-published Avon author. She loved it (that's what she said anyway). So I'm all excited and well on track to finish and have this one at least a little bit presentable at the RWAus conference in August in Sydney. I'm going to pitch something that is even better than what I've been touting lately. Obviously it just isn't quite good enough. I can get the requests and get in front of some fantastic editors and agents but it still won't take. Under the bed with Scandal's Mistress and on with the next. Which brings me to a question I want to have answered. Are you over reading about courtesans and mistresses of the ton or do you enjoy the feistier heroine who can go anywhere and do pretty much everything? And I do mean everything =) For so many years it was all about the virginal deb or the impoverished virginal governess or the miss who falls in love with the man fifteen years her senior but doesn't blink an eye when he wants... anyway, you know what I mean. Are these stories tried and done to death or do historical readers still want that innocence element? I have ideas for so many books but as my fellow writers know, there just isn't enough time in the day to write about anything and everything. Let me know what you think and I'll get back to the WIP and hopefully the one that sells! I'll post the first chapter in the works in progress page and you can let me know what you think about that too.
Thanks again for coming! Have a great July (thank god the EOFYS songs are off the tv!) =)