This morning from my publisher re my saga "Rosa" within about 48 hours of submitting it: "We are definitely going to publish it." I think I'm in shock. This book is so dear to my heart, almost succeeded years ago when I wrote it, then I put it on the shelf thinking that it would never be published, but my husband kept telling me that it was the best thing I had ever written and I should try again. I edited, revised, crossed my fingers, prayed - and voila! It will be dedicated to my husband and proof-reader, Brian. I'm now trying to negotiate a suitable cover with my publisher - not easy as I have a definite picture of her in my mind - been there for years - and I may have to compromise, but that's not a problem.
However, to continue the 'saga' of ROSA: I found an image for my heroine which wasn't quite Rosa, but as near as I could get - a lovely Latino girl with flowing black hair. My husband [he's 82] drooled over her and my publisher loved her. I can't wait to see the finished result. I'm sure it will be gorgeous.