Sorry if you feel conned!!!
Anyway now for the NO NEWS!
I DIDN'T final in NEW VOICES (as you all know by now) but I wasn't really surprised. Whether my chap was good enough or not, I'll never know but I had a feeling they wouldn't pick a past finalist from one of their contests.
I DIDN'T meet my goal of writing another 20k on my Single Title in September - I barely made 2000k!
I DIDN'T sub anything but am planning to really soon. Have been battling it out with my synopsis for One Rogue, One Damsel for almost a week now (school hols here so NOTHING is happening fast) and have almost got it to a point I'm vaguely happy with. The BM and the ending have caused me REAL issues. I'm basically a pantser - I work out conflicts and some key scenes, usually a title too, and then I just go for it. Problem is that this time, I'm subbing a partial before having a complete mss (for a number of reasons) and so I can't write the synopsis checking back on what actually happened in the full. Thanks to fabulous CPs and writing buddies (you know who you are!), I've got it a lot better than I would have on my own :) And I think I'll send it off this week, unless I get chosen to be one of the NV extra 10 crits, in that case I'll wait till that feedback.
Although I didn't final in NV, I enjoyed reading the other entries (I unfortunately didn't read nearly as many as Susan Wilson) and am stoked for my fabulous writing friend and fellow sandgroper (someone who lives in WA) Leah Ashton who DID final. I've had a sneak peak of her second chap too and you won't be disappointed! However probably the highlight of NV for me was Heidi Rice's comments on my entry and her advice on how to tighten it up and improve the internal conflicts. Oh and the fact that she mentioned me as one of her faves on her blog was almost as good as Top Tenning it for me!
So... that's where I'm at. Not really any further than I was in September but then again there's lots of other things going on in my life at the moment. Our house is on the market, we've just bought a supermarket and are moving to a new country town early next year... so at the moment, ANY writing is a bonus!
Hopefully I'll be back soon with more riveting writing news or craft chat.