To my surprise the editor loved it but asked me to make some changes before she’d offer a contract. Of course I made those changes and resubmitted. Working with the editor was an amazing experience and helped me understand the process of publication so much better. It was eye opening to discover that my input isn’t over once I type the words ‘The End’.
While taking part in an online chat in early 2008 I was lucky enough to ‘meet’ Mari Carr. She happened to mention her lack of critique partner and I did something I’d never done before. I emailed her with the suggestion we give it a try. We clicked. I mean really clicked. A long story short, she remains my CP and best friend to this day and we often joke that I’m the female version of her hubby and she’s the female version of mine. Considering both of us have had our hubbies for over 20 years I think we can safely say our partnership is here to stay.
With Mari and Nic by my side I continued to write and submit. And when the editor rejected the novella we were working on due to heat level (too hot) but asked me to write a story for a specific line I jumped at the chance and wrote One Night In Bangkok. Unfortunately during the submission process the editor left the publishing house and I was moved to a new one who wanted some changes before offering a contract. Disappointed but determine to step through that open door, I made the changes. The editor took forever to get back to me and I was crushed when she rejected the work outright. No more open door.
Rhian is the alter ego of a stay-at-home mother of four. With motherly duties rapidly dwindling Rhian is able to make use of the fertile imagination she used to keep herself sane for all those years of slavery. Having spent some years living overseas and visiting tropical climates has helped inspire some steamy stories. With the help of Mr. Muse, Rhian spends her days writing and most of her nights as well.
When not glued to the keyboard you’ll find her book in hand avoiding any and all housework as much as possible.