Yes, I placed myself in the clutches of a publisher’s deadline AGAIN. I didn’t expect to. It wasn’t planned. It just kind of happened. Here’s the scoop…
About two months ago a writing buddy of mine Terri Rochenski announced that she was submitting to an anthology. I looked up the publisher. They only did Romance.
WARNING WARNING DANGER WILL ROBINSON!
I giggled. Despite the fact that there was a romantic element in LAST WINTER RED, I knew that writing a straight Romance was not for me… and I was having so much fun blowing stuff up writing FIRE IN THE WOODS that I didn’t really want to take the time to start something new.
Anyway… A month later she put out feelers for beta readers. A little niggle gnawed at my gut, poking and peeling until guilt set in.
The overachiever in me flipped back to the publisher’s web-site. There were still five weeks until the submission date.
Is that long enough to come up with a story, outline, write, beta, edit and submit?
Honestly… No it wasn’t. Did I try anyway?
OF COURSE I DID!
I’m not going to draw this out… I’ll cut to the chase and tell you that I have already submitted a story to this publisher within the timeframe, and I managed to get it in a week early.
So, How’d I do it? Just to not make this post too long, I’ll tell you tomorrow. Be there or be square!
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