Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Sorry. Had to let off a little steam. I think this sucknopsis will be the death of me. Ya know, I've done several and they never seem to get any easier. Guess I'll try another method. I think I'll pull up my last synopsis and keep it open beside the one I'm working on. I've got a few examples from workshops and links from helpful authors, maybe I'll go through a few of those before I work on mine further. My hero is doing all the talking and it's like my heroine is playing the quiet game or something. *sigh* The ms is an old one and I've been tweaking it to add depth to a couple of my secondary characters.

Something else I didn't do with this ms was to pick out character photos to help myself envision the scenes. Maybe I need to find a couple of pictures...

Dagnabit. Stop procrastinating and get back to work. Love you guys and all, but I need to get back to work! We're headed home on Thursday and I have a ton to do before then. Hope you all are having a warm and productive week so far?!

Friday, March 05, 2010


Well...ya'll know that I was chosen as a finalist to pitch online to Ms. Victoria Curran, editor with Harlequin Superromance. Being pubbed with Superromances has been a dream of mine from the beginning. I'd done well with a previous pitch and had a partial requested, though it was ultimately rejected with some wonderful advice attached.

I've done it again. *squuuuueeeeeee* Ms. Curran has requested a partial with a synopsis on my Call of Duty manuscript. I was incredibly nervous and had the whole sweating palms-could electrocute-myself thing going on. I prepared by setting up a document listing my H/h goals, motivations, and conflicts. I figured I could just cut and paste to answer Ms. Curran's questions. She was the one that came prepared, and probably the reason she's the editor and I'm the peon stumbling around sounding like a raving idiot. LOL. Anyhoo...I'm assuming I halfway answered her question because she said something to the effect that my author voice would fit with the Supers line.

So here we go again. I'm off to torture myself with the synopsis and then to tweak the partial with her suggestions on a secondary character. Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!! Anything exciting?