Sunday, 15 January 2012

Harlequin Medical Romance Pitch

This Post is from The Harlequin Forums written By Rae-eHarleguin so I thought I would share for those that are interested in Medical Romance

Editor Pitch Challenge: Harlequin Medical Romance

Do you love handsome, bighearted doctors? Are you a fan of ER, Grey’s Anatomy, Nip/Tuck and House? If you answered yes, then do I have a pitch for you! Harlequin Medical Romance is looking for YOUR manuscript and Assistant Editor, Flo Nicholl will be on hand to take your pitch!
To enter, send a 2 paragraph blurb of your manuscript to Hosty Rae by February 20th.
Five entries will be chosen by Flo Nicholl and those will be announced on or around February 24th.
Pitches will happen March 1st, at 10 am.
Please read the rules below to ensure your entry can be accepted.
NO currently published works to include self-publishing. Original, non-published works ONLY please!
• You MUST be able to enter and post inside the chat room. If you are unable to use the chat room and your submission is chosen, we will be unable to offer you another venue option and it will be unfair to an entrant who is able.
• You MUST have a PARTIAL manuscript that is targeted to Harlequin Medical Romance. Editors have the option to request partials or fulls.
• You MUST be available at the given chat time. As stated above, we will be unable to offer another venue or time option.
• Please include your member name, your full name along with your submission.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Nom des Plumes

I have decided to use Taylor Skye as my nom des Plumes for my manuscript for RNA N.W.S , Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Romantic Novelists Association New Writers Scheme

I stayed up late on the 2nd of January, the sole purpose was to get my email sent in for the NWS. I decided that i needed to move forward in my writing and already knowing about this scheme I was determind to join.

After waiting several hours I finally recieved an email saying I had got a place on the scheme. Needless to say I danced around my kitchen and ran upstairs to tell the family. I have even made plans to go to the winter party they hold booking it on the calender and hubby has no choice lol.

I will get to join in all the events they have and to have a full manuscript read. If it is deemed ready they may pass it to a publisher or agent.
Maybe this year my luck will change :)

Sunday, 1 January 2012

New Year New Start

After a long time sat on the writing sidelines, I decided it was time to take the bull by the horns and finally do someting with my writing. I received the latest issue of  FMN and on looking through found a few markets which I already had stories for and all the information I needed. So today on New Years Day I wrote both articles and sent them off. All I can do is wait and see but it felt good to be writing again.

 If you don't try then you will never know, I felt like I wasn't good enough to be published and my university work had been getting in the way or rather that was my excuse not to write. Time management is key to this.

Happy New Year to all :) xx