It is strange how as you continue to write there are always those stories and characters that won’t let you go. Megan and CJ’s story is that story for me. I’ve written lots of short stories and made lots of notes for full length novels, but Megan and CJ are the ones I keep going back too and even amidst the rejection letters, I won’t give up on it.
Now I’m going to say something that I have debated posting on this blog, but feel I need to acknowledge it out loud..
While editing, I am making many changes, not to the over all story, but to the way it was written. The more I write, the more I edit, … I see how I’m becoming a better writer. Yes, it is widely known that you can always get better, but two years ago when I finished The Five Angels I thought I had a masterpiece (but don’t we all?). As I edit, I see why Agents haven’t picked it (or me) up. The writing was rough. Transitions were awkward and I’ve even found conversations that jumped around so much that I’ve had to completely re-write them. I’m not saying the writing was horrible, but … ok, yes it was.
I’m using this editing and rejection process as a learning experience. A major learning experience. I am bettering myself every day and I will get this series published. It is an amazing story.
Megan and CJ’s story will be told.
PS: I’ve also had the full length story stemming from “The Assassin” floating around my head, so I have been working on outlining that full story also. It should be interesting.