Being in a critique group helps. Most of the last novel I finished had been critiqued by the group and then I asked my PRO mentor to go through it again. Now I’m letting it sit while I finish a novella. Being away from the book for a few weeks will help me see the story with fresh eyes and then I’ll run through one more time before submitting.
When and how do you accept change advice by rejection letters and critique partners?
Rejections from publishers are hard to decipher even if they give you a reason, as most site generalities like – It wasn’t engaging. This can mean many things. It wasn’t until joining a critique group and having a multi-published author line edit me did I really understand my writing issues. Hopefully, I’ve corrected most of them. I’ll see soon enough when my first edits return from my Lyrical editor.
When you’re not writing, how do you spend your day or do you create your day around your writing?
I work full time and write during evenings and weekends. My husband and I are more or less homebodies so it works out. Writing is a large part of my life, but it doesn’t stop me from engaging in real life. Writing supplements the mundane day to day. Getting into a story I’m writing is more exciting than anything I could be watching on TV.
Meggan Connors is published in multi romance genres and is next on the hop.