Our current Historical manuscript isn’t going to meet the RNA’s NWS deadline of the 31 August. We’re aware that while we can submit a partial/unpolished manuscript, we’d rather not. We need to know that we’ve given Leola and Wulfric our absolute best, and at this time, we haven’t. It’s as simple as that.
Disappointed? Of course. Relieved? Absolutely! No writer ever knows what Real Life has in store, and Graham & I are as happy as we can be with the knowledge that we’ve made the right decision.
Yes, it’s two fully paid memberships to the NWS with no critiques to show for it, but we’re okay with that. We’re confident that the money isn’t wasted and we’re happy to see it as our donation. The RNA (especially the NWS) does amazing work and it’s thanks to this that we’re two unpublished writers who know that it’s only a matter of time before we become fully fledged members.
In the meantime, Leola and Wulfric can relax knowing that we’re doing our best for their story.