Crafting the Story Part 2

The worst part for me as a freelancer is the waiting.

I spend plenty of time working on the outline or actual prose, finally hit the send button and then have to display great patience. After all, the editor should be given plenty of time to carefully consider what you yourself have labored over.

But you want to know they love it and they love it now.

Yesterday I sent off the Avenger pitch and this morning, Joe Gentile got back to me, not only acknowledging receipt but also that he read it. The response was mixed. He liked the basic story but already had one turned in with a jazz setting so could I find a new locale for the action?

I’m pleased he liked the story but now it’s time to find a new venue to make it work, which may be tricky only in that two of Richard Benson’s aids are African American and in 1939, there were precious few places where races could freely mingle. Still, I’ll hit the research and see what I can come up with.

Darn it though, I really like the initial thought of setting the story in a jazz club. Such is the writer’s lot.

2 comments

  • So, did Carnegie hall work out?

  • Toni Williams

    BOB AND DEB
    DON’T KNOW IF YOU GUYS REMEMBER US OR NOT BUT ROBBIE WAS FRIENDS WITH OUR JOHN AT OSBORN HILL AND ROGER LUDLOWE MIDDLE SCHOOL. WHERE IS ROBBIE AT SCHOOL NOW? JOHN IS AT THE CITADEL IN CHARLESTON, SC. FINISHING HIS KNOB YEAR. NEXT YEAR HE’LL BE ABLE TO SPEAK OUTSIDE AND WALK AT A NORMAL PACE. HE IS HOME FOR SPRING BREAK. THEY WERE ALL GOING AWAY TOGETHER. BUT SINCE THEY DON’T GET TO SEE THEIR PARENTS BUT A COUPLE OF TIMES THEY ALL WENT TO THEIR FOLKS. THIS EMPTY NEST STUFF IS NOT TOO HORRIBLE HUH. LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ALL ARE DOING.

    TONI AND WALT WILLIAMS