slow but sure. Saturday, I finally sent out VT to Brenda Chin at Blaze. I've had it finished for a couple weeks, but fear of that condition I call suck-itis had set in. All that was left was the final quickie read through to ensure it made sense, but I choked. Not because I can't leave Vincent and Kiki behind. With all the revisions this story has been through, I said goodbye the minute I typed "The End." But because I was afraid the one mistake I'd missed, the one plot thread I'd left dangling would be why it didn't sell. And I would have failed.
I'm a perfectionist. Not the best tendency to have as a writer, but at least it usually means my work is fairly polished. VT was in good shape, I think, when I sent it on its way. I did my job to the best of my ability at the time. Was my best good enough? Time will tell, but I've finally joined the ranks of submitting writers. And it feels pretty good.
In the meantime, I've moved on.
To what? My erotic short, Talk Dirty To Me. It's a cougar story, and it just so happens that one of my CPs is also writing a cougar story right now. And that both of our heroines are lawyers named Holly. No, we did not plan this. LOL Just a funny little bit of serendipity at work.
I'm halfway through my short, and I'm having fun with it. So much fun that I can't wait to submit it. I'm still not sure where it's going to go, but it's nice to be working with new characters for a change. My goal is to be done by the 30th, and I think it's totally doable.
A few more days left to reach those April goals...let's make them count! Are you close to reaching yours? I'd love to hear.