Time to go public. My name is ____ and I want to be a writer. A romance writer. A historical romance writer... There I've said it. Loud, proud and only a little anonymous. I am the proud author of three chapters submitted and rejected by Mills & Boon (they weren't very good) and a second three chapters submitted (and still there, I still have hope for a few more weeks at least). I am also the proud author of "Revengeful Seduction", a light little tale of erm, revenge and seduction submitted to the New Voices competition http://www.romanceisnotdead.com/Entries/124-Revengeful-Seduction
I didn't win. I didn't even get shortlisted. Honestly? I was gutted. I liked my little chapter. There were a few others I liked more, they weren't short-listed either.
So back to work. Time to see if I can turn RS into something that will stand out from the slush pile it's destined for? I have some really great, helpful comments - 2/3 want to be drastically rewritten, the remaining third like it the way it is.