I feel as a writer who's trying to break out into the mainstream with my first IR novel (WM/BW). I've found it very hard to get someone(agents/publishers) to read my entire mss. A few agents have requested the first 40 or 50 pages, but I always get it back with the same notes other struggling writers get.
"Thank you so much for you time, but you're not quite what I'm looking for." "Or you've a good story but sorry I can't take you on at the moment.Good luck in finding a publisher."
I want someone to jump ahead of the line and say "Yes!" "I want to take a chance on your book and introduce you to the world of romance." But I don't see that happening in the near future.
My book doesn't have any baby mama drama or family who's against the hero and heroine dating outside their race. My mss is a wonderful love story between two characters that overcome the emotional demons to find their way to each other.
I don't want to come across as bitter or like I want this handed to me on a silver platter. The only thing I'm asking for is that the writing world stop looking for the same old receipe when it comes to an IR romacne and give some new authors a fair chance.
Here's my question for the day.
1) Do you really think that a new writer who follows the same of recipe for writing an IR romance will get a book deal quicker than one who go outside the box with the way the writing world is moving right now?