Saturday, 12 August 2017

Soul Mates is a Finalist!

I'm thrilled that Soul Mates is a finalist in the Romance Writers of America Southern Magic Linda Howard Award of Excellence contest (Paranormal, Futuristic, Fantasy category).

This is the second time I've been a finalist for the Linda Howard Award - the first was with Boundless as the Sea

I'm thrilled that this caps what has been a super productive summer so far...

1) Completing Soul Mates, getting a synopsis and a query letter together and actually putting myself out there.

2) Getting a new website together as a statement of intent!

3) Completely revising Merely Players - which I completed originally in 2011. The original version was a finalist for RWA's The Catherine award, and I'm hoping that the revised manuscript is much improved. So I've submitted that to a contest too!

4) And reading lots of books - fact and fiction - to hone my practice and oil the creative wheels. The one pictured above (reflecting the glorious sunshine of Rhodes island, Greece), Self Editing for Fiction Writers is really clear and practical - highly recommended.

I'm pretty knackered at the end of all that - on top of a full time job - but the email from the lovely Jill at the Linda Howard Award just made it all worthwhile!



smith said...

This sounds like great news. Congrats.I loved the way you expressed such an amazing thing. Do share more updates and let us know more about your achievement.

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