I'm not going to attempt to keep count of the days I'll have to wait until I hear about my proposals. Makes for really tedious titles.
But I can say that I just received my editor's reaction to a brief summary of the next historical I want to write. She's Not Happy. Apparently history and my world-building and my characters' personalities are getting in the way of her fantasy of what ought to be happening.
So never believe this job gets easier. I now have to go back and rewrite the summary to show her it will "sparkle" and be "magical" and my hero will be really swashbucklingly alpha, even if he's lost his mind. "G" I could write a book faster than I could write a summary.
And then I went outside and planted daffodils. Every once in a while I deserve a little pleasure out of this thankless job.
Friday's Odds and Ends
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