Tuesday, 7 September 2010

So I Did It!

I entered into the Mills and Boon New Voice competition.  My first chapter is here if you would like to read it.  I am a mix of emotions at the moment, I can't leave the site, looking for new updates, comments, and I want to contribute to others too.  It's all part of the fun!  I'm sort of scared and excited, and there is a thrill that someone has read my work - even close friends, who've never seen anything I've done before.  


   
 

     
The Soldier

     
Three Times A Bridesmaid...

     
A Wedding at Leopard Tree Lodge

     
A Wedding at Leopard Tree Lodge/Three Times A Bridesmaid

     
Christmas Angel for the Billionaire

     
Christmas Angel for the Billionaire/Under the Boss's Mistletoe

     
Surrender to the Playboy Sheikh

     
Ruthless Boss, Hired Wife

     
Her Desert Family

     
Sheikh Boss, Hot Desert Nights

     
And the Bride Wore Red

     
Her Desert Dream/And the Bride Wore Red

   

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There are 32 entries so far, and mine isn't fairing too badly (though this may change from day to day, but currently, date this blog is posted it's positioned 11th) and I've had some really useful and inspiring comments.  I thought there would be hundreds of entries, but it's early days I suppose.  The competition for the first chapter stage closes 22 September 2010. - After posting this... 58 entries now!  (I've got a lot of reading to do)

I don't think the votes will count, Mills and Boon will judge, but it might help with making their decisions, seeing what the readers like etc. 

There are four stories so far in the Warm and Cosy line, (which is Tender Romance/Cherish) and mine is top.  So dead chuffed about that!

I didn't sleep too well last night, I was too bloomin' excited - and more things about this story kept bombarding me.  But now I must get my second chapter up to scratch and get the rest of the story in to some sort of shape... just in case I do need a pivotal moment... though I won't my hold my breath that it will get that far.  I doubt I'll get asked for a second chapter.

So my Writer's Bureau coursework will just have to be held off till October, I think September is booked up finishing this story.  If it goes no where with Mills and Boon, it's definitely something I can sharpen up and hope to get published as a chick-lit or something.  None of this work will be wasted, and I'm doing what I enjoy most - writing.