See the hero inspiration for the Christmas romance I’m working on over at the group blog, Seven Sassy Sisters.
My first draft is misbehaving.
I hoped to have it finished today, but the story grew way past the word count I wanted, and I had to rejig the outline. Which means my major turning points are all messed up. Plus I’ve been on call for the Day Job and had numerous calls. It’s back to the office tomorrow, so I won’t get much word count. Not sure how late I can stay up writing tonight, because I got up at 5.30am this morning to write, and I’ll be getting up at 5.30am again tomorrow to go to work.
Welcome to being a full-time writer!
Of course, the story may not be accepted, either.
I have four more writing days to the deadline, to get this story sorted out.
On the plus side, some of the changes actually make it better than the original plan, so that’s a bonus.
I’m secretly quite happy with it, but I’m too close to be able to tell at this stage. I do know it’s going to need some serious edits to get it into shape to submit. It’s been a great learning process, even if the publisher I’m aiming for rejects it.
If so, this may become my first self-publishing project. That will be fun.
Nowhere near as much fun as having it accepted though!