Yep, the publication rollercoaster has pulled up outside my station and apparently there’s a seat there with my name on it. What the hell am I talking about?
Found out yesterday I won the First Impressions Contest #2, a pre-RWNZ conference contest. Was pretty damn pleased, as you can probably guess. The past month has been vile so I was dreading to hear the final placings. The last contest I lucked out, coming fifth, and didn’t receive a request which made me sad. To be fair, although the chapter was strong – I STILL think it was – the scenario/conflict it was very, very Presents and probably not different enough to warrant asking for more. My opinion entirely of course.
This other contest though, I didn’t want to know where I’d come, certain it was last. But no. As well as coming first, I have also been asked for a partial and synopsis. Plus I get to talk through the idea with Lucy Gilmour at the conference. So big yays for me!! Especially as they really liked a small twist I’d put in with the heroine. She’s a little bit different. I wondered if it was too much but no, apparently not. Now I just hope I can pull it off.
But with a big win comes also big fear. Did this last year with the High Five win and TOTALLY ballsed up my partial.
However, my writing is so much better than it was at that point last year. I have learned a hell of a lot and one thing is for sure, I will not be making the same mistakes again. Of course I may make different ones but I guess that’s another story…
Anyway, bubbles all round for everyone!