Some of you, and I admit you have good reason, think I’m possibly a little crazy. Cuckoo. Looney Tunes.
This would be true.
Some of you remember last year, I entered the Mills and Boon New Voices contest. And actually ended up in the top four.
Few of you, however, know about the stress of checking the roses every day to see if your score is getting better. Or checking the comments to see if someone has left something good – or potentially damaging.
Just as well, cuz it wasn’t pretty.
I took days off from work to write. I harassed people into voting for me. I walked around in a daze, trying to make my characters/plot/pivotal moment as strong as they could be, then tried to transfer that to paper.
I stressed. I gained 10 pounds.
But, in the end, I finished in the final four, talked to a couple editors and currently have 3 chapters and a synopsis in to an editor at Mills and Boon.
And I got my picture in the paper. =)
But the crazy part is? I did it again.
Entered the same contest, with the same roses. Different story, but ….yeah, someone call for the guys in white coats with strait jackets!
So if you’re bored, go to http://www.romanceisnotdead.com/Entries/344-Stolen-Kisses/Chapter-One to read a chapter of Stolen Kisses. If you’re super bored, register and click those roses.
This year, I’m taking it all in stride. Calm, cool and collected. That’s me.
Um…excuse me? Didn’t I just tell you to go click roses? Why are you still sitting here? Go on. Scram!