I’m pretty sure I’m up to Submission Update 4.
Another pass on DA with another publishing house. Not a straight rejection like the last house, but this editor gave some feedback and offered another read after revisions. Unfortunately, this editor’s revisions do not match editor #1′s request for revisions or #2′s.
This editor felt I was too heavy on the heroine and hero’s relationship. She wanted my other characters brought out more for readers to identify with, and she wanted someone else’s backstory brought out sooner. Also would like more on how the organization began and how everyone was trained. It was almost like her revisions were more mainstream ideas than romance.
Another point against me was the house was already bringing out a new series similar to mine sometime in the future.
So I’ve had 3 houses pass with offers to read after revisions, and one flat out rejection. If I wanted to get real depressing I could say 4 REJECTIONS total, but I don’t, so 3 passes with offers for 2nd reads, and one straight R. =)