Thursday, 23 June 2011

Exciting!!!

Now bear with me as a revert to a teenager of the 90's and say "OH MY DAYS MAN".....it has been one of those weeks where you think its going to be a nice quite one and yet its kicks off like a ranging bull in the old china shop!

I don't expect you to understand all the North London language I use from time to time but I am sure you will get the gist.

Firstly can I just say how excited and proud I was to be profile on the "From Fact to Fiction" website in their unpublished writers section...seriously people that is me, how cool is that! *does geeky little happy dance*

Next a shout out to Karina, my Nut House Scribblers Sunday partner in crime. She had a crazy couple of days but managed to get her m/s editing and sent off so we are now all waiting with baited breath for someone to come back to her with a big old YES!

Another shout out a Raven, who also got "the call" this weekend and is now signed to Breathless Publishing....her m/s is called Wall Flowers...watch this space for more information on release dates etc, etc!

Finally shout out to Alyssa, Karina, Doris, Xandra, I think that's it if I missed anyone sorry!!! who all twitpitched, basically had to pitch their stories on Twitter to Loose ID with only 160 characters. They all got the attention of the editors and will be sending off their synopsis soon!!  

Yes that is right we will be changing the name of the Up and Coming Writers Group soon to Published and Proud!

Back to me, finally managed to finish my wip, Leashed by a Wolf, the one I have been bitching and moaning about FOREVER! Currently in the editing, "this is crap who would ever read it" and "well its not that bad really" stage.......then I will be sending it to Liquid Silver for the open Shifter Submission......FINGER CROSSED!!!

I also hear Mills and Boon will be running another New Voices this autumn.......food for thought I hear you shout.....it most definitely is that is for sure!

Right, off to do as much work as I can so I can duck out early tomorrow and go meet a large portion of the the UCW girls for lunch........people trust me stay out of London's west end tomorrow......don't ask why just trust that I have your best interests at heart!

Dear me I think I will need a holiday just to get over this week!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

What? Group Blog? Me? Never!....Well maybe!

So by now you will know that I am one for random-ness and mental ideas.....yeah yeah I know I know......

Any who! I was reading a blog the other day by a group ladies called the Dirty Birdies which is run and written but a group of published brilliant authors who write on the blog about any and everything, nothing seems to be "off limits" with them which is great and the information you get there is brilliant and has helped me out greatly with a recent BDSM...D/s book I have been writing.

But in reading their blog I though maybe it would be great for us to have a blog about those of us still trying to get that just out of reach publishing contract and our advertures!  So put it to the others and they didn't threaten to kill me or anything! *wipes relived brow*

I will still be writing here never fear, but for a little more adventure why not check out The Nut House! 

We have split the dates and yours truly will be sharing Sundays with Miss Karina!  Jo started us off today so why not go have a nose and see who we are and what we will be up to!!!

Catch you on the flip side people!!!

Friday, 3 June 2011

some ups and downs of late

It’s been a while since I have posted and that’s mostly down to the fact it’s been a month of highs and lows.

I am on a high having finally reached the 20k mark on my WIP *does happy dance*, have been away with my mum and one of my sisters to Hastings, just in time for a little bit of a heat wave. I have random tan lines....seriously don't ask! I am enjoying writing my story and although it is not panning out the way originally thought it would its still going head at a fair old pace! 

The lows came when we lost my mum's best friend Louise, early last week. She was a lovely lady and my mum's favourite travelling companion. Both my mum and Louise had been husbandless for over 20 years and at a time in their lives when they no longer had to worry about children or other people. They had been friends for many years, been to many countries together and talked every single day. It had been really sad and quiet with out her but I know she is now with her husband again and that is something she has always wanted.
Ok enough of the melancholy, Louise is the last person who would stand for it so I won't dwell......she may come back just to slap my up side the head for being like that!

Some great news comes from one of my UCW girls Karin, HQN have asked for her full manuscript!! Watch this space people looks like she will be published before the year is out!!!  

I have said it before and I will say it again UCW ROCK!!!!!!  I personally have had a couple of crisis of confidence over the last little bit but the girls, whether they realise it or not have been supportive, encouraging and on some occasions a little threatening!!!!  Having that support is priceless and I thank them because they keep me on the, well I was going to say straight and narrow but that would be a lie, especially after some of the stories they have been writing recently! Dear me, talk about make sure you are not drinking as you start to read cause you will end up spitting the contents all over your computer screen!! To think most of them look like butter wouldn't melt!!  :D

Anyway that’s me for now; I have a story to finish so stop distracting me!!!   ......oh look pretty shiny things maybe I will get back to writing in a minute.........Seriously Jo, Doris, Kiru, Karin put down the shoes I am writing you don't need to throw them at me!!!!!! *ducks as slippers come flying at my head*