I Feel Better

I heard from Samhain today, a very nice letter from the editor who reviewed Forever Home. She gave me the reasons behind the rejection, so I’m feeling better now. Of course I’m still bummed out that they didn’t take it, but at least I know why.

So, now I have to work on my characters. They weren’t engaging enough. Okay. My heroine is a young woman who’s tough, independent and cynical. She doesn’t believe in romance except when it comes to the hero, who she was in love with when she was a child. He’s ten years older and married his childhood sweetheart when he was eighteen, and broke my heroine’s heart. But now she’s grown up, he’s been a widower for two years and they are developing a friendship.

So, okay, I can do this. Currently she doesn’t have a romantic bone in her body. Maybe I need to give her one.

I also heard from Kensington and they told me to resubmit That Kind Of Magic.

So, it was a better day than yesterday. I have a little direction now at least.

Of course my JaNoWriMo weekly total is going to bite! 🙂

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One thought on “I Feel Better

  1. Sigh…it’s frustrating, isn’t it? I’m glad you got a personal note after all, anyway. Was this a new editor, not the one you worked with before at SP? After I published my first 2 books with them, the next 2 came back with “revise and resubmit” requests too, and I was bummed beyond belief. Eventually I ended up revising, and they accepted them…so whichever direction you end up going, I’m sure it will find a home somewhere! Hang in there.

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