Monday, September 13, 2010

And the waiting begins... again

I've been reworking the first three chapters of Winter's Peace. They didn't need a lot. I just had to put Winter in more of a medical situation. The concept behind Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical line is that both the H/H should be in some form of the medical profession. Well, Dr. Tom is the youngest Chief of Staff at Denver Children's Hospital. Easy enough. Winter is a Remote Advanced Emergency Medical Tech. However, Winter is dealing with the first loss of a patient and isn't sure being an AEMT is what she wants to do with her life. While in Denver to help care for her ailing niece, she decides it's the perfect time to just take a break and soul search.

I didnt' want her in a medical situation for the time being. The editor felt it would up the conflict. So instead of Winter just accepting a job as a personal assistant to Dr. Tom's grandfather, she will also be there in a medical capacity. At 74 years old, Edward T. Canfield, Sr. is in good health for his age but some heart problems are creeping in and Dr. Tom would feel better knowing there is a 'qualified' person in the house when he's away should his grandfather develop complictions.

In my rewrite, I get to keep my stand and still give the editor what she wants as well. I love compromise.

After letting the editor's comments swirl around in my head, I made the decision to email her. I thanked her for the fast track opportunity and for her suggestions. I also asked that based on her comments, I have the opportunity to resubmit.

So now the wait begins... again.