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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Just a quick rundown.

I finished Four Sworn this week and submitted it to my editor at Samhain. Just 16k, but packed with naughtiness. I started to revise another proposal that my agent liked but thought the heroine might not seem redeemable. Then I read it again, liked it just the way it was and shipped it to one of my editors to see what she thought. If she shares his opinion, I’ll listen. If you’ve read me, you know I like taking the person who seems like someone you can’t forgive and making him or her someone you want to cheer for by the end. Or at least make their sins understandable. I’ve read too many trite “mistaken” sins that weren’t really sins and I want to read the grittier, truer version of that premise. Maybe a reader or two does too.

This week, the goal is to get the openings of a couple of new stories started and finish the synopsis for the second big book. I’ve pretty much taken care of the large goals I set for myself for April, so I can slack off a bit.

Today, I’ll be covered up with family again so no writing is happening. But pool’s open! Wheeee!

4 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. Fedora
    · April 25th, 2010 at 5:22 pm · Link

    Wow, please keep us posted, Delilah–I love it when an author can pull off a redemption story, where you start out with a seemingly horrible character and turn that around for us! Can’t want to hear what your editor thinks! 🙂

  2. Delilah Devlin
    · April 25th, 2010 at 6:36 pm · Link

    I will, Fedora. You know I tend to blurt out whatever the hell’s on my mind here anyway.

  3. Fedora
    · April 25th, 2010 at 6:46 pm · Link

    It’s one of the many qualities that endear you to us completely 🙂

  4. Wesley Nichols
    · April 26th, 2010 at 4:16 am · Link

    I like redemption stories, but I guess on how likeable to character the heroine seeking redemption is is the extent of her betrayal. Betrayal on any degree damages a persons trust and love on some level.

    I’ve read stories where the hero/heroine forgives their betrayer on a level I find unrealistic. One story I read had the hero forgive and still love the heroine after she handed him over to a demon lord after he had gone through great lengths to help her.

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