I’ve wanted to write a blog post with that headline for a loooong time. Even better, my new agent (*squee!*) is someone who was on my A-list, someone I consider myself very lucky to have as a representative. Ready for it? My new agent is…Laura Bradford of the Bradford Agency. *faints* Aside from the pure… Continue reading I have an agent!
The first year I started writing romance, I entered shed-loads of writing contests. The next year, I was more selective and had learned that not all writing contests are equal. This weekend I spent some time looking through dozens of romance writing contests that have their deadlines over the next few months, and I found… Continue reading Questions to ask yourself before entering a romance writing contest
Last week calls went out to a few dozen special romance writers – finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests, put on every year by the Romance Writers of America. I didn’t get a call. Rejection is always difficult to accept. When a creative project you’ve spent months – or years – working on is… Continue reading Dealing with writing contest disappointment
Since the Romance Writers of America announced the finalists for the RITA award back in March, I’ve been reading all of the nominated novels in my favorite category: contemporary single-title romance. Some of the authors are old favorites of mine, and some were new to me. The winners will be announced on July 1, and… Continue reading Who will win the RITA for best contemporary romance?
Well, your critter could *be* me. Or rather, I could be your critique partner. My online critique group, Rumored Romantics, is looking for one or two other partners. To find someone whose critique style meets ours, we’re running a little contest. Lynnette Labelle, who runs the group, has posted the contest rules on her blog,… Continue reading Doncha wish your critter was hot like me?