Wednesday, 28 March 2007
Managed to get through a day without a headache for a change. And worked really well, finishing the final editing pass on Buddies Don't Bite!
I've worked hard, damned hard on this novella. It needs to be good because it's in an anthology with ones by two other very good authors. Fortunately, my novella is likely to be very different in tone to the other two contributions, so with any luck, people won't be directly comparing them, as they're coming at the concept of vampire erotica from very, very distinct and dissimilar angles. I'm lucky, too, that not only have I had marvellous input from my magnificent critique partner, I've also had the benefit of critique from another wonderfully accomplished writer friend too. Double benefits! Both picked up on incredibly useful points, and with the suggested improvements from both these wise ladies, I'm feeling much more confident about the results. Especially when I sent it to my agent and she reckons it's AOK and reads 'incredibly well'!
Of course the acid test will be whether my ed. thinks it's what the readers will want! It's readers that are important, first, last and always...
Writing: editing buddies
RSI/FMS: bit achey