First drafts are ridiculously fun! You get to sit down and create a novel from the blank page… Alright, more honestly, create a novel from a carefully crafted outline, but still–it’s the most fun.
Rewrites are harder on the ego.
I just got a call from my editor telling me that she’ll need to me do some rewrites on THE RANCHER’S REDEMPTION. But while the request for rewrites blows my fantasy of never needing to be edited, it’s not bad news. In this industry, any answer that isn’t a flat out No, go away, is good news! She likes the story and she likes my writing–I just need to do some rewriting to get this story into Love Inspired shape.
Rewrites are a lot of work, but they’re worth it, and I’ll tell you why:
Harlequin Love Inspired knows what sells.
It’s as simple as that. They are the top romance seller for a reason, and if they want a rewrite, I’m giving them a rewrite! So while it’s a lot of work, I’m actually very excited about this stage. I’m one step closer to a second Love Inspired book being accepted, and that’s where I want to be.
It’s time to roll up my sleeves and get to work.