Oh So Good

Author: Jax Cassidy // Category: , ,
I'm not talking about what you're thinking...naughty, naughty. I'm talking about finally sending my paranormal proposal to my agent! Yes, I know--and she still loves me even though I dragged on it. How was I to know life would get in the way???

Anywoo, I'm very excited because somewhere between the 9th and 10th re-write I fell in love with the story all over again. I can say that I learned a very valuable lesson about this project: NO MORE PANSTERING! <-- You heard me, I will start outlining from here on out. Why? Because the sucknopsis sucked the life out of me and it's not necessarily easier when you've written the chapters in a proposal. Well, especially in paranormals when you need all the world building done up front so you don't get confused or miss out on the important stuff. I've heard horror stories about readers pissed off at the authors for breaking the rules in their own world so I'm going to try not to do that. But if I do, please forgive me in advance.

You don't know what a relief it is to put yourself out there, in a genre not your own, and feel like you owned it...well, in terms of finishing it with satisfactory results. I'm a contemporary author but this story is really special to me. Why? Because it challenged me on all levels and I lived to tell about it. I'm just nervous about phase two: Nabbing an editor for the project. I really really want to see this thing find a good home and I hope whoever takes it will see this world the same way that I do...right now, I'm just focusing on the single title and not the series because I think I'd have a heart attack if I think beyond that--doesn't mean I'm not already fleshing out the next two books in my head. Hey, gotta be prepared :)

Anyway, I celebrated the proposal sendoff by going shopping and it felt so darn good. Imagine what I'd buy when I get some contracts in! Now for the wait. I must confess...I'm ter-ri-fied. But don't think I won't deny it if word gets out...LOL

4 Responses to "Oh So Good"

Jeannie Lin Says :
5:31 AM

I totally know that feeling. :)

Yay!!! And fingers crossed for your proposal.

Kwana Says :
2:07 PM

Super congrats to you!!!

Jax Cassidy Says :
8:39 AM

Well, turns out I have to do another quick revision and then I can breathe easy. Sigh. The end is never near. LOL

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