Saturday, June 5, 2010

Team T.K. Roxborogh is SMOKIN'

Almost there! The emails have been pinging to and fro Auckland, Dunedin and New York over the past twelve hours.

We had it all sorted and then, during a facial, one of the team came up with a BRILLIANT and far better way to end Bloodlines than what I had intended.

It is perfect and also sets the scene for book Three (without leaving you too dissatisfied - promise).

It's 1pm Sat, NZ time. I'm still in my dressing gown, supping on diet coke and polishing very gently the last of the silver. Oh, the blog is a break while my subconscious finds a word I need but has gone for a walk.

The official response (publisher and agent) to my (is this novel good enough) insecure author moment:
'the story is a good one, in fact I think in terms of character development it is stronger than the first!'
'You gotten to a worthy follow-up to Banquo's Son'

I'm beginning to agree and am very excited.


Pen said...

Yay! I'm sure this is just what you needed to here Tania. Great stuff.

TK Roxborogh said...

The self doubt can be crippling, can't it? I find other people's passion for my story and characters really exciting.

I'm still polishing away. Took the 'silver' to my friend Jo's house and had her look over the last moments with a critical eye....

Come back home to get out my pencils to colour in the drab bits

Princess of Shadows said...

As long as the ending is epic, I really dont mind how much self doubt you have!

Another step closer to getting Bloodlines in my hands and ripping through its contents!

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."

Best Regards,Princess of Shadows