The online diary of a dreamer creating Contemporary Romantic Fiction - because Every Woman needs Love and Laughter in her Life.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Spring Clean with a new broom

Checklist:

1. Submit Short Category Romance and prepare to be patient. DONE

2. Clear desks. Back up work onto DVDs and hard drive. Clean up files on PC and Internet Favourites. DONE.

3. Attend RNA lunch and meet pals new and old, and chat for hours AND see Kate Hardy be presented with her award. DONE with a wide grin. Fabulous!

4. Start new romance story. Or not.





I have been working for the last 12-18 months on a number of short category romance titles, reading and writing exclusively in that genre, and have come to the conclusion that it is now time to step back, and spend the next few months reading and writing other fiction which I enjoy and love to write.

Medical Thrillers and Romantic Suspense.

Time to get the 'girls in the basement' into fitness training and fired up on something fresh.


So. Two new items to be added to the list.


a. Read and revise as necessary the synopsis and first 3 chapters of the Romantic Suspense novel I wrote 3 yrs ago. This was the one which had a second read on the RNA New Writers Scheme and had terrific feedback. It was originally marketed at the Silhouette Bombshell series and includes exploding yachts, motorcycle chases, handsome Greek coastguards and a deeply wounded heroine. Who can kick ass when she needs. In designer clothing.

b. Submit Romantic Suspense to selected agents and editors.


THEN back to my Medical Thriller. Tune in later.

4 comments:

Kate Hardy said...

It was lovely to see you, Ray-Anne (and on a red carpet, too!!)

Best of luck with the medical thriller. (I used to love Robin Cook's stuff.)

Ray-Anne said...

Thank you so much Kate. Now if only some of your magic dust - and Robin Cook's - would rub off on me...LOL.

Debs said...

Best of luck with the Short Category Romance. It's hard being patient when waiting to hear back. Also with the Romantic Suspense, I haven't managed to get a second reading with any m/s that I've sent in for the NWS yet.

Ray-Anne said...

Thank you Debs. And maybe this year you WILL Get that second reading. :-)