A few weeks ago I answered a question on Wednesday Wondering about spontaneity. Being spontaneous just isn’t something I do, so when I suddenly decided I’d enter my newly completed story into the global competition So You Think You Can Write I shocked myself.
After an editor appointment at this year’s RNA conference, where my first chapter was given good feedback, I felt encouraged to complete the story. It was at that point only two chapters. Needless to say I have been very busy all summer.
So when a friend asked if I was going to enter the competition, I thought, why not. What did I have to lose?
I’m still in a state of shock from all the lovely comments it has received, the interest it is getting and the number of Facebook likes and tweets it is generating. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I make it into the next round, where the top 50 are chosen to send in the full manuscripts to the editors, but with over 400 entries so far and stiff competition from other great chapters who knows what will happen.
If you’d like to stop by and read my chapter, comment, like or tweet about it that would be fantastic. It is Behind the Scandalous Façade and is aimed at the Harlequin Presents/Mills and Boon Modern line.
In the meantime I’m keeping my fingers crossed and starting a new story.