If you’re a romance writer looking for a small, online critique group, check out my crit partner Lynnette’s blog. Our group is looking for one or two more people, and we run a contest to find partners we think we’d work well with. Lynnette’s blog has info about the three current members, but you can… Continue reading My critique group has an opening
I’ve been trying to finish up my manuscript for RWA’s Golden Heart Award, so apologies for leaving the blog so fallow. I had some great news a week ago – I was the Grand Prize winner of the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood’s blog! The fantastic Anne Marie Becker read my entry for the Golden Heart Award… Continue reading I’m a winner!
I mentioned earlier that I sent my first three chapters to some writerly friends. None of them write romance, only one of them reads romance, and one of them told me, “I have to be honest, I absolutely HATE romance novels!” I’m hoping that that’ll be a good thing. They’ll all help me make my… Continue reading Getting an unbiased opinion
(Manuscript #1 word count: 64,892) I was in Dublin killing time in an internet cafe as Hubby read every single sports report published online, when I thought I’d look up information about Romance Writers of America’s romance novel competitions. They announce the winner at their annual conference, and I knew that next year’s is in… Continue reading Dontcha break my heart (my achy Golden Heart)
I had never thought about writing competitions as a way to publication until I read Meredith Duran’s Duke of Shadows, her first published novel and winner of Gather.com’s First Chapters Writing Competition. The competition seems to be defunct, as do most of the others I’ve seen people write blog posts about in the past. I’ve… Continue reading Romance novel contests and competitions