I’m so excited to be able to be here today with an extra blog post to our usual line up. Those who have been following us recently will know I entered Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write competition and at the end of last year made it to the Top 10 with my entry, Behind the Scandalous Façade.
I’m absolutely thrilled to say that last Thursday I got ‘The Call’. I am now a Mills and Boon author. My dream has come true.
That dream didn’t start with the competition. That particular manuscript was my thirteenth attempt at writing for Harlequin Mills and Boon. From the remaining twelve manuscripts there are a further eight that are complete, four of which have been rejected and the other four have been through NWS. So what about the remaining four? Well they are ones that just didn’t work, but each and every one is part of my apprenticeship and a massive learning curve.
So if you ever feel despondent when another ‘no thanks’ lands in your in box, just remember nothing happens overnight. It’s taken me seven years since I first decided I wanted to write for Mills and Boon. Seven years of ups and downs, but best of all a time in which I’ve made wonderful friendships and of course, joined this fabulous group!
Look out for my Saturday Spotlight in March when I will have release dates and will be able to tell what happens after you get ‘the call’ – apart from writing the next book!