I know a lot of people have received some Rs form the SYTYCW challenge over the last few days and I know that can be heartbreaking for a writer so I think a distraction is in order.
There’s actually quite a lot going on in our romance writing world at the moment and I wanted to share some links.
I’ve just signed up for Shirley Jump’s Revisions Can Be Fun course along with Minx Joanne Cleary. It’s only $30 for the four weeks of February and shows you “…how to really take your book from blah to BLOCKBUSTER". Minx Joanne Pibworth did it last year and says it’s fabulous so I’m really looking forward to it. The last day to register is January 31st. For more information click here.
If that’s not for you, the Nocturne Bites Editor Pitch Challenge is back for 2011! If you haven’t heard of Harlequin’s pitching competitions before, sales are often made as a result of them. In fact, two sales were made just recently from the Medical Editor Pitch Challenge. Full details of the competition are here but just in case you don’t also happen to read the comments. Moderator Rae-eHarlequin suggests holding off on immediately sending your entries because the entry guidelines will be slightly changed. Competition closes February 17th.
Last but not least, you could win a mentor for a month! Desire author extraordinaire, Tessa Radley, has kindly donated her time to the “Valentine’s Secrets”: Harlequin Mentor Challenge. All you have to do is “write a titled, 1K start to a Valentine’s-themed, secret-baby romance”. Competition closes February 12th and full details are here.
So, are you planning to enter a competition or two? Will you be joining Jo and I?