Can you believe how quick this year is going? I blinked and missed the first six months. Okay, I didn't but it kinda feels like that. June for my family is the most hectic month of the year. My baby turned 3, my man turned 30, I turned 28 and we had our 12 year anniversary. Phew, I get tired just saying it. And then throw in the excitement over the publisher's request and having had some contact with an agent, I'm so glad it's over and done with for this year.
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!) =)
I'm a published author but I'm still mostly stumbling about in the dark looking for the right paths so this blog is about that, though sometimes something will give the me the shits and I'll have a bit of a rant. I'll try not to be offensive but occasionally my mouth opens without asking my brain's permission so I'll apologise in advance.