It's that time again. The time you submit a manuscript to a publishing company and stare at the email sent window for a few minutes hoping your story was good enough.
For the past 6 months I've been working on a story for Decadent Publishing's Beyond Fairytale series. One of my friends told me about it when I was visiting home during the summer last August. She explained how it was a challenge from the publishing company, first you email them that you're interested in writing a story and then they send you a Grimm fairy tale that you have to write into a romance. I love fairy tales, especially dark ones like the Grimm tales I've heard, and I knew no matter what story I got I'd want to turn it into a paranormal romance.
I also knew that this would be the kick in the butt to get me back into writing gear. Nothing helps motivate more than a deadline. I was nearing the end of my graduate program and wanted to get back into my writing, I was missing it fiercely and knew this would be the perfect challenge. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it, that being on a writing hiatus because of school didn't suck the creativity from me. And now six months later, having submitted my work, I'm pretty proud of myself that I got it done. Now it's time to keep all my fingers crossed in the hopes that my story gets accepted!
It's also time to start on something new, or in this case something old. I have a quarter of my Guild of Truth book 3 written and that needs to be finished! Sorry it's taken so long, but I'm going to get to it, that's another goal that I am going to reach, as well as start plotting this new story that's been lingering in the back of my mind...I do so love the plotting and character building part of writing!
Happy Monday everyone!