A quick hit of news and then I might be silent for a while.
I just finished final revisions on my second contemporary romance and have been crafting a synopsis and query letter for it, as well as doing some research on publishers. I plan to submit it to at least three publishers this weekend. I wanted to get this done two weeks ago because I knew that my first book would be coming back to me soon for edits. And I heard from my editor (whee, I have an editor!) that she hoped to have the manuscript to me this weekend for me to do whatever I needed to do since it is supposed to be done (done! Whee!) by February 11.
Since I have no idea what is involved in this process, I thought it would be best to polish up another MS before I had to edit, and I have. Now I just have to work up the courage to actually send it to editors. It is very nerve-wracking to follow the submission guidelines for different publishers. And after you've read and re-read and edited something over and over again, you start to think it is not at all original or interesting or even readable. So I am going to have to just take deep breaths and hit that send button a few times this weekend.
I will update the blog when I have actually sent it off, and if anyone is interested I will put up some excerpts or character descriptions later. And I have plans to post a blog entry or two on writing sex scenes. When I'm not editing, of course.