Meg and Jon’s story is so much better with the revisions requested by Mills and Boon. I’ve edited it and left it and edited it and edited it when I should have left it and my eyes are permanently crossed. It’s hard.
I have been writing since I was old enough to be able to spell. I wrote love stories in my head when I was nine years old (that’s my earliest definite memory of doing so). And now I’ve had two positive emails from Mills and Boon. If I can just hit the right note with this book, I might have achieved a lifelong dream. And I can’t handle the pressure!
I have a completed draft. I’ve analysed the hero and heroine and made sure their characters are consistent and crafted motivation that makes sense. I have spent cumulative hours on Google maps checking routes and time on YouTube learning more about Formula One (here is where I admit I know a lot about the locations, but I have had to take a crash course in Formula One to be able to weave it in). I have made lists and double checked chapter word counts. I have read through it thoroughly three times since I finished it, with a different focus of editing each time. It’s time for Meg and Jon to fly.