I just mailed off my latest contract...
And I am eagerly awaiting my first set of edits. I feel like a virgin...touched for the very first time...um...sorry about that. But if you have ever had a long dry spell (in anything) you know what I mean.
I got too sure of myself...too certain that anything I sent in would be accepted without hassle. Not! Things just don't work that way, and I was really fortunate that my first ten books were picked up quickly and were in publication within three months of my submission. I got too self-assured, I suppose. Well, I certainly got taken down a notch or ten. Just goes to show me, doesn't it?
But I can't really complain. It made me sit back and take a hard look at my writing. I am, by trade, a "pantser", and I have real trouble plotting things out ahead. That makes me have to go back and rewrite lots of things...but I don't mind. As long as I know that there is a contract waiting at the end of the trail, I will do what I must. My muse gave me a couple of hard slaps upside the head...and I will pay better attention to her in the future.
I hope everyone is enjoying our Christmas in July Contest...if you haven't entered yet, you should get on the stick. You have a great chance of winning one of the two fabulous prizes!
Hugs to everyone, and thanks for all your support.