My unpublished manuscript, Rules of the Game, just won the silver in the Windy City Four Seasons contest! How did this happen? I haven’t a clue. I suppose this means that it is time to begin pitching agents. Which means I need to build an agent list. Which means I need to do some research. Which means I should stop posting and get busy now.
My unpublished manuscript, Finding Wychwood, has been named one of three finalists for the Best Banter Contest sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America. Here’s a quiz. The prize for winning is:
- A new car
- A lucrative publishing contract
- Eviscerating feedback from experts in the field
If you chose #3, then congratulations. Don’t misunderstand me, though! I am happy for feedback from those who know the game, and am pleased to make edits with those comments in mind.
A new car would be nice, though. Just saying.
My unpublished manuscript, Finding Wychwood, won second place for historical romance in the recent Ignite the Flame contest. This stuns me, as I have only just begun writing romance novels after ten years of finding little success in another genre. I can only think of three reasons for this:
- Perhaps my writing voice is suited to historical romance, or
- Perhaps I got lucky, or
- There has been a terrible mistake
I hope to get to the bottom of this. I will keep you posted about the trials and travails of Finding Wychwood as I seek an agent and enter more contests in the meantime. Whether suited, lucky, or the beneficiary of a mistake, I am hoping for a happily ever after. As is fitting.