What about me?!

It’s been a while since I did an update of where my writing is up to. Back in June, I posted that I had finished writing a novella. Well, I gave it a lick and a promise, and impatiently sent it off to an ePublisher before conference, despite suggestions from my CPs that it could be further expanded.

But no, filled with the love of my novella, I sent it off and waited for the magic words of acceptance.

It was rejected…

I’m sure all other writers know the drill. Heartbreak, stomp around the house, muttering things about not appreciating my talent 🙂

And it was rejected because it was too short, too condensed for the story. The types of things my CPs had tried to tell me. So…valuable lesson there. Listen to your CPs! Sorry, ladies!!!

I couldn’t bear to look at it until after conference and was drifting in a sea of ‘it’s all too hard’ when my local CP sat me down, gave me a virtual kick up the bum and got me back on track with a plan.

Have I mentioned how much I love my fabulous, knowledgeable, patient CPs, SE Gilchrist and Juanita Kees?

So that’s what I’ve been doing lately. Revising my novella – it’s on track to expand from about 26K to closer to 40K. I’ve increased the suspense element to it and am digging deeper into the emotions.

When my CPs think its ready, I’ll send it off to the ePubs again, and get started on the next book.

And I’ll leave you with an ear-worm…

 

 

Last Modified on November 25, 2014
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6 thoughts on “What about me?!

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-57389">
    Susanne Bellamy

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane with this blast from the past! Loved it!
    And yes, listen to your CPs!

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-72559">

      A belated thanks for the comment, Susanne. And yes, I’ve learnt my lesson – will definitely listen to my CPs now 🙂

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    Fiona Greene

    Keep going Kerrie – my underdeveloped novella from early 2013 is releasing on November 8th. I know you can do it!!

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-72560">

      Thanks Fiona – I’ll get there eventually 🙂 I’m like the little engine that could 🙂

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-68886">

    Coming in late with this but enjoyed hearing about the development of our novella. I’m between offers at the moment and it’s a struggle. Best of luck with the longer version xx

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-72563">

      Thanks Bernadette – hope the offers come flying in for you soon!

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