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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Crossroads

I've hit a cross roads with my ms. Despite my voice being more suited for the Modern Extra line, I think my characters are better suited for the Romance line. What do I do???

There has been lots of great discussion on the topic of sex in the Modern X line over at Natalie Anderson's blog, and it helped me to see that I can't just add in the sexuality required for the line--my characters have to want it. And they don't. At least not as badly as characters from other Modern X books do. Or maybe it's more accurate to say that they want it but aren't forward enough to take it...not right away at least.

So that leaves me with the task of tweaking my voice so it fits better in the Romance line. Not a small feat given that I'm not quite sure how to do that. In the end I guess all I can do is try to revise it to the best of my ability while still staying true to my overall voice as a writer. I like the way I write and don't want to stray too far from it. If an editor sees promise in my writing, I gotta hope that she'll work with me to make it perfect for the line rather than saying "forget it...it's not perfect for the line".

I can hope anyway.

4 comments:

Rachael Blair said...

Hey Marcy

I posted before a while back about the fact that I'm aiming for ModEx but have been told by many my storyline is more Romance! Anyway, just wanted to let you know I'm having the opposite dilemma to you. off to check out Natalie's blog...
RACH!

Rachael Blair said...

Hey Marcy

I posted before a while back about the fact that I'm aiming for ModEx but have been told by many my storyline is more Romance! Anyway, just wanted to let you know I'm having the opposite dilemma to you. off to check out Natalie's blog...
RACH!

Rachael Blair said...

Great! Now I've posted twice!

Marcy said...

Thanks for posting, Rachel.
It's so hard to know where you fit. All I want to do is finish the ms and send it in, but I want to make sure it's the best it can be. Despite my voice fitting Modern X I think I'm pretty sure that my stories/characters are more Romance. Check out Trish Wylie's blog too. Both Trish and Natalie have been very helpful.