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You'd think that after a certain amount of accomplishments that an author wouldn't feel insecure. You'd think that after numerous rejections and acceptances alike that a writer would be able to hit the 'submit' button on their newest baby and be able to relax while waiting.
The hardest part. Wondering what the acquisitions editor thinks of the story. Will it get beyond his / her inbox - make it through the slush pile?
We start questioning the plot. The characters. We come up with a scene that NEEDED to be included to better drive the story forward. We feel the arc isn't arc-ish enough. The climax sucks.
Am I alone here?
My alter ego, Lynn Burke, author of (spicy) contemporary romance, sent out her first submission last week. I started biting my nails. Literally. Haven't done that in ages.
This was my first head-long dive into a new genre, and I was / am scared sh*%-less. All those doubts above flitted around every hour of the day. Talk about annoying.
The acquisitions editor 'loved' my story. I was offered a contract. It's been signed.
I'm proud to announce that Susceptible to Him, a Risso Family Novella, will be published in February 2015 with Evernight Publishing!
The Risso Family Novellas follow four siblings from Boston's north end, and their desires to find - or avoid - love and all its complications.
How do YOU pass the time waiting for that rejection / acceptance? Nervous? Confidant? Hope for the best or expect the worst?