Christmas Crime short story

“Crime before Christmas” by Sarah Jackson 

Are you looking for a Christmassy crime short story? Why not download “Crime before Christmas” by Sarah Jackson?

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the club, people were stirring, except for the body in the library. When local curmudgeon and notorious food critic, Cyril Greenfield, is found dead in the library of the exclusive Explorers’ Club. Detective Inspector Edith Grayson is put in charge of solving the crime. “Crime before Christmas” is a Christmassy mystery short story from the pen of Sarah Jackson.

AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON (E-BOOK): “Crime before Christmas” from 1 November 2019

Panic editing, pitching and other messy processes.

I am bang, smack in the middle of rewriting (and I mean rewriting) my cosy mystery story. I received some exceedingly valuable feedback from an agent about this piece, and what it needs to reach a marketable point. Scary advice – but once I stopped sulking, and really looked it, I realised that she was right. The suggested changes will make a huge difference to the readability (and saleability) of the piece.

So now I’m in the middle of an anxiety-producing rewrite. I have no idea if I’m going to make the Easter deadline either. Having said that, it cheered me greatly to see a post from a fellow writer on a facebook writers group (of which I am a member). She said that it had taken her 18 months to (a) deal with the feedback, (b) redraft her story, and (c) finish the draft to a submittable level. Good to know that I’m not the only one paralysed by fear at the prospect of a rewrite. So, its onwards and upwards with that one.

And just to make my writers journey more challenging, I’ve finished the rewrite of my new junior grade fiction novel, prepared the pitching materials and synopsis, and am about to embark of the process of submitting it to various publishers. Expect that rejection widget to see some action over the next three months. Hey, you never know, I may actually get an acceptance/show of interest!.

Fingers crossed. Keep up your writing!