That Sinking Feeling
Didn’t see it in the email box right away. Maybe because it was from an individual editor and the publisher’s name didn’t stand out. When I did see it I got an immediate sinking feeling, and it turns out, for the right reason. Here’s a taste of what she said:
“… the writing was clean and well-presented.” That’s the good news.
Now the bad: “I didn’t find Deena to be a particularly sympathetic
character, and I felt that the external conflict overwhelmed the
So there you have it. My first e-jection.
How do I feel about it? Sad that Deena did not come off as sympathetic! But this editor has a point about the external conflict being at least as big as the romance. Maybe Attracting Jack is not a romance.