Instead of forging ahead with my chicklit mystery today, I pulled up a historical romance file and read the first three chapters. Why, you ask?
Two reasons. I love this particular western historical romance–it took third place in two contests. And some time back, author Karin Tabke told me to query her editor with the work. Actually Karin said more on the lines of, “Get your ass in gear, Jan, and send BOND to my editor. ”
So this morning I went over COMMON BOND to check for errors (yes, after going over this countless times I found a missing period), and I paid attention to the voice and tone. The story still is my favorite–I love my cowboy hero BOND.
In my own defense, I did email Karin’s editor a couple of months back but I think my query got caught in a spam filter. And I bought into the fact that western historicals are nearly impossible to place.
Last night I listened again to last year’s RWA tapes — the publisher sessions. And guess what? Kensington admitted to liking cowboys. Yay!!!
There’s a small opportunity for BOND out there. So I took this morning to polish the partial of my baby and get it ready to mail.
Fingers crossed the editor loves it as much as my cps.
February 1st, 2006 at 9:20 pm · Link
Fingers crossed. 🙂
February 2nd, 2006 at 9:01 am · Link
February 2nd, 2006 at 4:12 pm · Link
Jan, where did you get that three act structure guide you mentioned on my blog?
February 2nd, 2006 at 9:00 pm · Link
I don’t remember offhand, Jordan, but I’ll dig the file out and see if I can find a url.
February 2nd, 2006 at 9:35 pm · Link
Good luck with it!! I love that story!
February 4th, 2006 at 8:50 am · Link
Thanks, Amy. Might be a good thing you love it ’cause you might get to do a final editorial crit on it–if I’m lucky. 😉