Thursday, 15 January 2009

A Fresh Start....And About Time To

Ha, well, after a marathon phone conversation with my editor yesterday (god, bless her), I've finally managed to whittle some semblance of a story out of all the waffle on my new WIP. Only problem is it does mean pretty much junking the whole 20K words I've done so far and starting all over again from scratch.

That Feb 10th deadline isn't just looming anymore, it's threatening to throttle me. Still I've begun writing a detailed chapter-by-chapter breakdown (duh! why didn't I think of that sooner) and I'm really excited about my story and my hero and heroine. You see I knew I had a conflict in there somewhere, it just took me, my ed and a very large shovel to find it... 

Now all I've got to do is write the darn thing (in three weeks... EEEK). And what's Colin Farrell got to do with all this?? Not a lot actually, except I need serious amounts of inspiration at the moment and I think he's just the man for the job.

Much more exciting is the news that Modern Heat have just signed a brand new author. The fabulous Lucy Roberts who wrote such a wonderful first chapter for the Feel the Heat Comp at the end of last year that she won it. Not only that but they bought the book with virtually no revisions (yup, you heard that right). 

Anyway, huge congrats to Lucy and having read the first chapter already on iheartpresents (check it out too, it's fab), I can't wait to read the finished book now. You can read all about her on-going road to publication on her blog.

Welcome to the Mod Hot Posse Lucy.

6 comments:

Kimberly Lang said...

Your life is certainly not boring...

Anonymous said...

No it certainly isn't.........!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Er, that was Daisy...

Lucy said...

Yay! Thanks, Heidi, for mentioning me. Good luck with the 3-wk deadline!!(And I thought merely finishing a novel was hard enough - what on earth have I let myself in for...?!)

Heidi said...

Exhausting? Yes. Frustrating? Yes. Infuriating? Hell Yes. Boring? Um, no.

You called it Daisy and Kim...

And Lucy, yeah, welcome to the house of fun!!! Prepare to tear your hair out and eat lots of chocolate on a regular basis - and mostly at the same time in my case.

Heidi said...

Forgot to mention to you Lucy, Julie Cohen will be contacting you on your blog so you can come join the MX authors loop.

And she is not a stalker (she made me say that)...