Late last year I started writing a mystery. It was quite a change for me. Usually I write mostly romances of the lesbian variety. This time however, I focused more on the who did what and less on the who was doing whom aspect of the story. I had it proof read by two friends and sent it off, my high hopes with it, and summarily got rejected for publication. I took it in stride and tried again. I just got the rejection letter today. The first one was pretty vague. The second was actually nice and it made me think of revising the book (again) and include more personal interactions.
I also finished a romance recently. I’m having it proofed by two different friends and I will submit it for publication soon.