Another Ride on the Rollercoaster

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 … Continue reading “Another Ride on the Rollercoaster”

Jackie Has Some Good News For a Change

Yes, my successes have been few and far between of late but I found out this morning that I have finalled in the RWNZ Great Beginnings Contest! Big woots for me!! I’ve entered this competition for the past three years with no luck but this time round hit the mark and I’m extremely pleased! I’m … Continue reading “Jackie Has Some Good News For a Change”

Ten Fun Ways to NOT Win the Harlequin Presents Writing Competition

If you have your heart set on NOT winning the Harlequin Presents contest, here are some (slightly tongue-in-cheek) ways to achieve this. 1. Have no internal conflict.That doesn’t mean car chases and villains. Internal conflict is what keeps your h&h from their HEA if they met in bar one night. And it can’t be just … Continue reading “Ten Fun Ways to NOT Win the Harlequin Presents Writing Competition”

Presents Writing Competition

Great news re the new competition at I Heart Presents. Another fabulous opportunity for people to bypass the usual wait and get their stuff in front of an editor. Seeing as how I was a runner up in the previous comp and given what I’ve learned since, thought I’d post a few bits of advice … Continue reading “Presents Writing Competition”