Once again I screwed up the courage to do something new. The last time I was turned down, it took me a year to try again.
Married by Mistake was deemed to be intriguing but unworthy, but worry not, I am not tossing this into the trash, it will be polished (again) and a home found for it.
*Sigh*. Chaotic is how I write I guess. I developed it to a failure on “Flee” (currently being rewritten as well to shine the way it should), and the style may have spilled over into the romance story.
I don’t know. But it is back to the manuscript and trying to polish a..ermm… dirt clod. Something I thought was polished enough, had enough humor in it, a touch of sex, some chocolate (Same scene), fun and adventure, heartbreak, drugs, Mom’n’Dad and an idiot boyfriend. (I’m a dad of 2 princesses, all boyfriends are idiots until proven otherwise).
Perhaps I may need a critique team? Someone, when I have been up late at night too many times I have gone blind to using ten-dollar words and going off into the land of confusion, will send back “Huh?”
Seriously, I do know I get a bit blind after the second or third edit, perhaps I am not that great of a storyteller- except I have so many stories to tell and they demand to be written.
If I don’t?
I pace, get grumpy, I live in the world anyway. I shoot my bow and have conversations with the characters that want their story told. Sometimes they stand in line.
Sometimes they argue. Ever see a pre-teen child pirate from the 17th century argue with a 21st century college student and have the 24th century captain-paramedic want to talk about his patient that fell off a roof? I have.
Even now, they are waiting – impatiently – while I look Married by Mistake over and over, while re-writing Shock and Awe. (And writing this in the meantime.)
At any rate, test audience, anyone interested? Get the chance of an assembled and proposed for submission. I know often the stories I post here are so raw as to reek, then, of course, they tend to go away after a bit as the chapters are re-written and assembled (Some deleted) and the pattern as a whole changes, including sometimes the names of the protagonists or antagonists. *shrug* Such is the world of editing. Right?
Ah well, back to re-writing, reading and editing, trying to figure out how to make a romance of a college student that is facing how to explain to her parents 1. That she got drunk, then married during the party that she does not remember. 2. How to deal with the situation of a fiance back home (Actually goes to Mt. M University) 3. Should she introduce the husband-by-accident to her parents. I have alluded to, but i don’t think, he is older than the parents. 4. Should it have more sex-and-chocolate scenes?
Anyone interested in having a chance to read before-the-submission manuscripts?
The more the merrier.
Back to editing Married by Mistake, needs the hooks polished…or written in.