Can you hear the brakes squealing?
The gist of the message was Fairless needed an overhaul. Re-write and resubmit in six months.
Again, yay, me!
It wasn't an outright rejection! She included salient points that needed revision and why! She told me she loved my vivid description and voice and was looking forward to working with me in the future!
Now that the joy has ebbed, I'm faced with some huge decisions, because the easy stuff to fix -sentence structure and such aren't what truly need fixing. What needs help is character development and plot structure.
Gack. Not my strong points (obviously).
So, in the upcoming weeks, I'll be hosting some guest bloggers to this site in hopes they will share their sage wisdom. It'll help me. I'm hoping it'll help you, too!
As I challenge my writerly brain over the course of the next few months, I encourage you to join me. Share your thoughts. Leave a comment and a link to your sites. Like I've said before, I believe writing is a journey. Let's travel together!
cheers to us!