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.