I'm editing my pirate story today, the story that my agent and I decided I should rename though I will always think of it as my pirate story.
In this case, editing means cutting. Not just a few words here and there but pages of text. My purpose: to reshape the story to get rid of anything that doesn't move the romance forward. That means that my suspense element, which has unfortunately garnered the tag of "too coincidental" by all editors who commented on it, has got to go. I'm hoping for a tighter story that really focuses on my hero and heroine without too many distractions.
I enjoyed writing the suspense element into the story, but I guess I lost track of the romance when I did so. Romantic suspence is a sub genre that I love reading and had hoped to write. But I guess this won't be my break out novel. I can live with that.
My Ivory Tower
- Karin Huxman - Romance Author
- My name is Karin Huxman and I write romance for New Concepts Publishing. You can find my author page at http://newconceptspublishing.com/karinhuxmanbooks.html. I write a mix of time travel, contemporary, paranormal, and sf/fantasy and love every minute of it.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
A new sf romance series is coming in August 2009, Time Raiders. Go to www.timeraidersseries.com to read about it. The series, published by Harlequin's Nocturne line, came about from a discussion on the RomVets list (all of us are either still active duty or military veterans who also write romance) as a way to promote the authors on the list and military women. Lindsay McKenna's The Seeker is the first offering, followed by Cindy Dees book The Slayer, then books by P.C. Cast and Merline Lovelace. It's an exciting collaboration from world class authors and a publisher who knows how to promote romance. We're hoping the first four books will do so well that the publisher will want more, and give more authors a chance to work on the series.