So I had some great news – one of the most established crime fiction mags has bought ‘MRS WHITE HART’, a novelette I wrote a little while back.
It’s lead to my first decent pay cheque and has spurred me onto bigger things.
Here’s the email I received from them in late 2019:
Dear Elliot F. Sweeney,
Thanks for letting me see “Mrs White Hart.” I like the story very much and would like to buy it for the magazine. Our contracts manager should be able to email you a contract in about a month.
I have one small editing suggestion. About page 35 or 35 you have this line: I figured him to be autistic or something, one of those odd-balls whose obsessions darken as they grow older and stranger.
I wonder if we could strike “I figured him to be autistic or something,”. So the sentence would read: “One of those odd-balls . . . “
Let me know what you think.