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As my first release date approaches, I'm struck with a new insecurity I'm surprised hasn't reared its ugly head before now...
My genre hopping / pen name is gong to be a complete failure.
Never mind my editor at Evernight Publishing gave me an Editor's Pick award. Just means she likes my writing. But, will others??
While I write the stories the voices in my head dictate, I can't help but nibble my finger nails to nubs.
I tell myself it doesn't matter - I'm doing what I want to do. That the pen name 'hiding' my tamer self from Lynn's spicier side of romance stories is enough to keep my family from finding out and flipping.
Cuz they would. Flip a lid.
Some days, I really think having the love of telling the tales within my brain is too much to handle. Is the stress worth it?
Don't know. Hope it is. Feb 10th is fast approaching. I doubt I'll have any finger nails to speak of by then...
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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?
I sent out my first contemporary romance last week and 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 shitless. 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.
Perhaps next time I send something out, the fingernails will make it through the night.
How do YOU pass the time waiting for that rejection / acceptance? Nervous? Confidant? Hope for the best or expect the worst?