I have entered Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest! So, as I said in my previous post, I’m going to need your help with this one! This contest is kind of like American Idol–the public votes for the stories they want to win. Phase one starts on Tuesday, October 2, and runs until October 11th. During this time period, you can vote once per day, every day. I need all the votes I can get, so feel free during this time to tweet and share the link to my story, and most importantly, VOTE!
HERE IS THE LINK TO MY ENTRY, HIS ROMAN HEART’S DESIRE.
And thank you in advance. This contest is very important to me, as the first prize is a publishing contract with Harlequin. You can read the details of how they decide the winners on the site (it’s a combination of voting and editors judging). There are currently over 500 stories entered. I hope you all enjoy reading my work! Remember, voting is from Tuesday, October 2nd, through Thursday, October 11th.
As for quarterly goals, it’s pretty easy this time. I am going to do NaNoWriMo this year. So the beginning of October will be spent putting finishing touches on HRHD. Then, if that story does not go forward in the contest, I will continue editing it during the rest of the month so I can pitch it at the Emerald City Writers’ Conference. While I’m doing the editing, I’ll also be toying with ideas and starting a rough outline for the novel I will do next month. I’ll be writing the 50k words for NaNo, but the novel I will write needs to be 75k words, so I won’t reach “the end” during November (well, unless I DO write 75k that month). Then, of course, December will be here. So I’ll finish that novel and start editing it then. I’ll want that novel ready to be pitched at the spring time conferences. Novel goals are much simpler than short story ones, at least I find. With the larger scale, adjustments to the schedule don’t throw things off as much.
Good luck to all my fellow ROWers!