I would love to hear what you think!
|Writing at the beach in Croatia|
Sadly, what I'd written was crap. This took me a few hours to digest, as I'd been told in the nicest possible way :) But basically I'd lost my voice, it just wasn't "me".
Where had I gone wrong? I think the problem was I was trying to write what I thought Mills & Boon wanted. I think I figured that with the changes from Sweet/Romance to Cherish and Riva, that I was more a Cherish writer, so I need something a bit gentler than my normal style. Clearly, this was a stupid mistake - I'm not capable of this style, and my chapter featured a neurotic, unlikeable heroine and a plot that was going nowhere.
So, I started again. I was able to salvage much of the first scene, but the rest - thrown out. Almost 3000 words! And only three days to go before the deadline!
But, I managed it. I know it isn't perfect, but it's me. It is in my voice. So if it crashes and burns in the competition, and least I've got that.
|At the beach with my own hero :)|
- Rachael Johns
- Jackie Ashenden
- Janette Radevski
- Joanne Pibworth
- Lorraine Wilson
- Joanne Dannon (okay, not a blogger, but a friend :) )
Sorry if I've missed anyone!
Also, I must mention how sad I was to lose all of my (possibly overused) italics when I pasted in my entry. Poor italics :)