To the Bat – ahem – Writing Cave!

Talk about timing. I go camping with the family (let us not mention tents and the dismantling of said edifices in the rain) and the next day find out that I have won a full request from a pitch competition! Argh!!!

Why the argh? Well, I’m camping for a week with patchy internet access and no access at all the manuscript I pitched! Cue more argh! The only thing I could do was sit in my tent and think fiercely about all the tweaking I needed to do for it. Sigh…

Anyway, this is all to say that having just returned from my trip, I am now heading in to the writing cave to polish up my ms and make sacrifices to the gods of publication for a little bit of success. Wish me luck!

PS. Many thanks to Jami Gold for running the competition and also to the editors at Entangled for providing such a great opportunity!

PPS. Congrats also to Jo P for her successful pitch too!

26 thoughts on “To the Bat – ahem – Writing Cave!”

  1. Talking Dirty… This doesn’t happen to be the NV2010 entry, do it? Because let me just say: Hot Dayum, it’s about time that sucker got some lovin’! 🙂 Congratulations, lady. And congrats to JoanneP too! Lots of luck for both of you lovelies!

  2. Jo – oooh, glad to hear I’m not the only one! Go you, m’dear!

    Amalie – ummm… Argh! Sprung! I was hoping no one would remember that. Bits of it are and bits of it aren’t. That’s all I’m sayin. 🙂 Thanks heaps for the congrats m’dear.

    Maya – Thank you! I’m hoping I will. But not so dead that they won’t buy it. 🙂

  3. You’re quite welcome, Jackie. 🙂 And thank you for participating!

    And don’t worry, I already touched base with “your” editor to let him know that he’d be getting some of the mss he requested late. (I just got a hold of one of his other requested authors yesterday.) So you’ll be fine. 🙂 Good luck!

  4. Lacey – thank you!

    Jami – Oh, thanks so much! I did email him to let him know – via my patchy net access – but it’s fab you followed it up. Much appreciated. And your pitch opportunity was fantastic. That’s much appreciated too. 🙂 Good luck with yours too!

  5. Jackie
    That is absolutely fantastic news! I loved your pitch and the first 100 words are fab (I thought your 2010 NV entry was great but I actually think those 100 words are even better – really vivid)
    I reckon this is going to be your year.
    Happy polishing in the rainfree writing cave.
    Nina xx

  6. Camping? Like in a tent? With limited internet access? I’m not sure which one scares me more!

    Neverthemind, the main point is: you got a request. This is wonderful news and I couldn’t be more pleased if it were me. I did a little (seated) happy dance and may have squealed a little when I read your post.

    2012: the year of publication and book pimping. Booyah!

  7. Oh, Jackie, I’m so thrilled for you. Just popped over to see what was right in your world and–ta da–heaps by the look of it. Sending you big hugs and as much luck as you can possibly stuff into one e-mail.

    OOOXXX 🙂

  8. Congratulations Jackie! I am so thrilled for you. I hope all is well in your writing cave, plenty of tea and inspiration…unless you’ve sent it off already? I’m a bit late getting in on this one! Either way, my fingers are crossed for you, as always 🙂

    Madeline x

  9. Madeline – thank you! Trying to think of ways to get through the terrible doubts now…:-)

    Kerrin – thanks!

    Georgina – Hey you!! Wonderful romance reader you! Well, if anything good comes of this, I’ll let you know. Hehe.

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