Creatures of the Night Don't Get Colds
But, writers do. A sore throat to be exact; how ironic. I just got off the phone with my mother (personal editor). Her parting words were, "Your writing blows me away; you're really strong." Wow. I mean, effing wow!!! That's such high praise coming from someone who's been in the industry since I was in elementary school. I can't wait to get her notes back. I can't wait to polish this story, I can't wait to get Matilde's story out to the world. Having a positive opinion from someone not directly involved with the whole process is huge. Mom had explicit instructions to tell me if it's crap. She found one logic problem, but beyond that it's just tightening and tweaking. Woo-hoo!
I'm going to start working on a synopsis and I'll post it here when I have it all put together. You all will have to let me know if it pulls you in. Then I need to do an outline, which should have been simplified by using Scrivener, but the story is so complex, that it's just not so easy to do. Argh. Then out to agents and keep your fingers crossed that the publishing world still recognizes the viability of vampires as an ongoing genre. I like to think that I'm writing the story for the readers who love Twilight, but are ready for something for adults now that they've aged out of YA.
I've tried to hit on the humanity of Matilde's story and show how we can all control our reactions even if we can't control our circumstances. I feel like it's a lesson that everyone can benefit from, even if they're only human.
Fingers crossed, folks! The first hurdle has been jumped, but the big ones loom ahead. Still, if there's anything I've learned from Matilde, it's persistence.