On Friday my lovely editor told me that book number five for the Romance Line has finally been accepted! It will be out next May.
Huge sigh of relief. And an even larger learning point.
I loved writing the first draft of this book staring a young London fashion designer, Mimi, who is running the family knitting shop and dreaming of her own clothing range, and Hal, the adventurer film maker.
That was in late May.
In the middle of August I was still rewriting Hal’s conflicts and weaving in fresh pace and energy. And it was tough. And it killed my time management for 2010. Plans out of the window. I have a novella and two more books to complete by end of the year.
Why? I had not made these two lovely people suffer enough and go through enough to win the love they deserved. They had not started at a low enough point to make the journey compelling.
I learnt a huge amount during the rewriting process, and I am sure that this is a more compelling book for the readers, but if it is all the same to you, I would rather not go through that again. Thank you.