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My “So You Think You Can Write 2015” entry

Please check out my So You Think You Can Write entry – Under the Gypsy’s Spell – chapters 1 and 2!!!

Feel free to leave feedback. Let me know if you’re confused or bored or best of all – if you love it so far!

Thanks, everyone!

Here’s the link:

SYTYCW15/Wattpad

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So You Think You Can Write 2015 (#SYTYCW15) is BACK!!!

So You Think You Can Write 2015 is back and in full swing. This year they are partnered with Wattpad. You have to register with Wattpad to submit your story. The neat thing about the process this year is that you submit one chapter at a time. The complete manuscript to be submitted in full by September 21, 2015. Promotion of your chapters is essential as you have fellow followers checking out your story and giving feedback/encouragement. Make sure the manuscript is complete. The first chapter and pitch are what the judges check out during the first round.

Good luck to all who enter! Here’s the link:

https://www.wattpad.com/140995571-enter-harlequin%27s-so-you-think-you-can-SYTYCW15

Romance writing

Harlequin Romance Christmas Challenge

Introducing the Harlequin Romance Christmas Challenge! This announcement is from The Chocolate Box for Romance Writers blog at www.chocolateboxwriters.com

Head on over to the blog and scroll down to the November 24 post by Barb Wallace. All the details are after her interview questions with Mills and Boon editor Flo Nicoll.

I might just give this one a try!

contests, romance, writing

Pitch Slam – no luck this time

Well, I didn’t advance to the agent stage in #Pitch Slam, but I learned so much about my 35 word pitch and my first 250 words. I would like to make a big shout out to the creators, bloggers, editors and agents who all made #Pitch Slam such a great success. I can’t wait until next time. 

The next contest #RT Slap is open to YA (young adult), NA (new adult) and A (adult) romance. No info on word count for the pitch but I will keep everyone posted. The contest is on Monday, May 5, 2014 8 am EST to 8 pm EST. 

Be brave and submit. It’s so much fun.

Remember the writing world is very subjective. If you aren’t selected to advance, it doesn’t mean that you’re a terrible writer and should stop writing forever. It means your story didn’t click for that particular agent/editor on that specific day. So keep trying. Someone out there will LOVE what you wrote — you just need to get your work out there and never stop trying.