If you’ve been following this blog then you’ll know how I’ve been busy writing my first short story. Forty days ago I had an idea in my head and lots of blank pages. Even a week or so ago when I thought I’d finished, I still didn’t know if what I’d written would get the approval of my agent and publisher.
Luigi has said he loves it so what did Kim think? Well, here’s what she said….
‘I’ve read Less Than Perfect this morning and think it’s wonderful. As Luigi says, it’s so emotional! It really does capture those hidden dynamics between couples that go unspoken for a long time even though everyone is aware of the truth…’
Of course I’m not completely off the hook. Kim has suggested a couple of ‘tiny tweaks’ which I hope will only strengthen the story but they really are minor adjustments, nothing compared the major redrafting and restructuring that can happen with a full length manuscript.
So now as I set to work on the next draft of Less than Perfect I can honestly say it’s been a thoroughly enjoyable journey and one I hope will be out there soon for readers to enjoy too. I’m off to London next week to catch up with Kim so there might be some more news then, if not about the short story then most definitely about the publication of my second book Another Way to Fall which is due out in September. Yes, there’s definitely going to be progress to report on that score so watch this space!
What happened next to my short story? It was published 🙂