Hi Susan, I'm in the Trossachs, our village street became the river yet again. WE should be used to it by now. the postoffice keeps us up to date with high tides etcetera. although the river isn't tidal where we are, if you add a high tide to rain and water off the hills.... Where in Perthshire?
Hi Susan - I'm sure I had more friends than this but not sure if they've disappeared since the website name changed?! I'm not on here very often (keep forgetting - seem to be dipping my toes into so many networking ponds at the moment I lose track!) but favour Facebook, so really happy to hook up there too as love to chinwag!
I like writing historical romance too (with two attempts at contemporary romance in between) but I tend to jump across periods with every story which means I have to start researching all over again! I do enjoy the research though, sometimes a little too much!
No it's not! You have the right idea. I'm just the opposite. I tend to rush and send manuscripts or short stories out straight away instead of leaving them 'rest' for a while. Then, of course, I get rejection letters. When I finally read through the stories again I realise I was far too hasty and I start rewriting everything. What kind of stories do you write and which setttings do you prefer?
I joined the RNA as an author because my novel had been accepted for publication by Embrace in January last year (an imprint from Salt publishing). I was so happy! Then in July Embrace closed down and it was back to square one... So I revisited the story, edited and re-edited, and sent it to lots of agents specialising in romantic fiction (some encouraging comments but always a negative reply), and to various publishers. I never knew there were so many publishers out there, especially e-publishers... I just got the good news and the contract last week from Muse it Up. I am very happy but a little very cautious. Hopefully this time it will all work out! In your 'day job' do you teach French? I liked your post about Victor Hugo by the way. What have you written so far? Regards, Marie