Monday, December 3, 2007

Breaking the rules in STEALING CARMEN

You know books are pre-read by people reviewing. I sometimes get a response prior to the review. Been waiting on pins and needles to see how this one is received. Course I feel that way about all of them, but this one is a little different.

I was told by my lovely editor that I'd gone and "broken the rules" in the romance genre (can't tell you exactly what it is coz what fun would that be?) and well, I didn't realize I was breaking the rules when writing it. That is just how this story flowed. So wondered if a seasoned professional would see it and recognize what I'd done. My hope was she would not because that means the story took over instead of the other thing.

This is the note I received this morning.

Mon, 3 Dec 2007 08:23:55 -0500

OMG ... Stealing Carmen is fantastic! Talk about surreal, wow and OMG! Jack is...amazing. Did I tell you that's my favorite name? I laughed out loud at times and at others well, I made sound it definitely wasn't laughter...I'm touched, moved, All my "big words" have left me...I'll have a review written the next day or so - ... Once again, wow, ...thank you for such an amazing experience. Your biggest fangirl forever,

I've edited out personal information, but WOW!! I THINK SHE LIKED IT~ I am soooooo excited!!

I promise to tell anyone who asks what the "breaking the rules" thing is after it's released and you've read it. I'm gonna be thrilled if you can't figure it out.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I told ya so

Gail said...

Silly happy dancing around the room still.

Well, I was worried. As always.

Joanie said...

Gail, you're such a bad girl! LOL!

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