Janette Kenny

Finally surfacing

Wow, it’s been a grueling month with revisions, compounded by my mom being very ill. Not so easy to stop in the middle of edits (especially if it’s one of those intense scenes) and rush to doctors and hospitals. I can’t just tuck the worry away either when I get back to the computer, at least now right away. But I finally got it done before deadline. Yay!!!

Mucho thanks goes to multipubbed author and cp Sharon for the brainstorming session over the phone. Talking out and resolving a plot problem was invaluable, especially since it was done two weeks before deadline. Two freaking weeks??? What was I thinking??? The pep talk was an added bonus I sorely needed. 🙂

More thanks goes to super Super author and cp Amy for reading and critting the revised version, all 411 pages, in two days. Also for the contant emails cheering me on. It’s humbling when friends’ faith in me is more than I can muster at the time.

I owe you both!

Now the really good news. I FedExed the manuscript to my editor this morning, so now it’s just a matter of waiting to see if she likes Gil’s and Josie’s story. I’ll let you know when I hear from her. 🙂

So I’m taking friend Liz’s advice and chilling for twenty-four. Then I have a Christmas short story to write asap. Will tell you more about that one later.

Until till next time– Adios!

10 comments to “Finally surfacing”

  1. Edie
    September 29th, 2006 at 7:40 am · Link

    Jan, great going on meeting your goal! I know it wasn’t easy, but you have great determination that will make you a successful writer.

  2. Jan
    September 29th, 2006 at 9:03 am · Link

    Thanks, Edie. I know you’ve got that drive, too. 🙂

  3. Melissa
    October 2nd, 2006 at 9:39 am · Link

    Hooray! Congrats on all your recent sales and for finishing up your revisions…I know you’ve been working so hard! Although you did take a needed break to read about my nasty MIL…I appreciate that! Love you!

  4. Jan
    October 2nd, 2006 at 10:15 am · Link

    Hey, I always have time to read about that bitch, lol. She’s gonna end up in one of my books one day, in all her nasty back-biting-bitch glory. 😉

  5. Sharon/Maya
    October 2nd, 2006 at 11:58 am · Link

    Oh don’t worry, Jan 😉 You’ll have your turn talking me down from the ledge hehehe.

    WOohoo on mailing that puppy!

  6. Jan
    October 2nd, 2006 at 12:01 pm · Link

    LOL, Sharon, it is scary out there. Call me anytime. 😉

  7. Amy
    October 2nd, 2006 at 7:08 pm · Link

    What Sharon said!

    Jan, you did it all yourself. Sharon and I helped you puke it out. *g* I think Hilary will love it!

  8. Jan
    October 3rd, 2006 at 7:36 am · Link

    Oh, you did that and more, Amy. 🙂 Now it’s a wait-see if you guys are right and my editor loves MST. 🙂

  9. Michelle
    October 3rd, 2006 at 3:09 pm · Link

    Fingers crossed for another SALE!!! 🙂

  10. Jan
    October 4th, 2006 at 8:08 am · Link

    Hey, Michelle, I’ll drink to that!!! 😉

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