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 little writing demon inside me smacked me upside the head… Who cares that it’s Romance! You just missed an opportunity.
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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