I'm still in disbelief I was picked by my mentor, Shelley Watters and that she's currently editing my MS. She read it overnight and says she loves it, which makes me feel better. But I can't wait to get my hands on her notes. The suspense is driving me slightly insane, but I'll be patient. Mostly. Okay, barely. Look, I'm trying here, people!
In the meantime I've busied myself with another WIP, but it's hard to think of anything else. I guess I never expected to get picked, much less for PitchWars to be so exciting. I'm extremely flattered to have been chosen and to know that my MS had some other mentors making some noise about it, some that aren't even in my Adult Category. How exciting is that? After all, that's why I write. To entertain others with my stories.
The storyline for RULES OF PROTECTION came to me once I was two chapters in on another WIP. I couldn't shake it no matter what I tried so I jotted down some notes. Then more notes. Then more. In less than 24 hours, I had a fifty page outline for this MS. Immediately, I set the other WIP aside and worked on this novel, which I wrote start to finish in under three months. The words flowed out of me quicker than I could type them. And, trust me, that doesn't happen often. I took almost twice as long editing it as I did writing it!
It was as if this story called to me. Corny, I know, but true. It was MY story to tell. Romanic. Funny. EXACTLY the type of story that I love to read, as well as write. I read the first chapter at my writer's group, and one of them actually said, "I can tell you had a great time while writing this story." And he's right. I really did!
Now, if only the rest of my stories would drill their way into my head and shoot out through my fingers...