Friday, October 28, 2011

New Voices

Well, I didn't get through to the top four - but considering the shock I received when I got in the top twenty-one - I'm not complaining!  This has been an absolutely fantastic experience. Wendy S. Marcus is now my new hero!! Her mentoring, was spot on and stretched my writing muscle completely out of shape; into a new sassy, flirty voice that makes sense to me (it didn't to start off with because I didn't recognise it).  That might sound a little weird but VOICE has been one of my toughest challenges because I couldn't see it on the page

 To everyone who voted for me and supported me with comments I give my heartfelt thanks. The facebook friends were brilliant and our RWNZ members went the extra mile to make sure I did the best I could. Extra special thanks to Kamy Chetty for being the "Critique Partner Extraordinaire".
Over a thousand writers put themselves out there with the first chapter and I give a standing ovation to all.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Chapter Two - New Voices Top 21

The link for my second chapter of The Not So Secret Seduction of the Surgeon is here.

My mentor ROCKS, M&B ROCKS, basically - EVERYBODY ROCKS

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Top 21 - M&B New Voices

I found out the news yesterday and I still can't comprehend it.  I made the cut to the top 21!!!!

It's fantastic news - and incredibly scary - the second chapter has to be just as good but I don't know how to write when I'm so blimmin' nervous.  PLUS the editors have judged my first chapter as being Flirty and Sassy - I don't know how I did that - what if I can't do it again?

Self doubt, much?

Thank goodness I have the guidance of Wendy S. Marcus, M&B published author extraordinaire who's already been a tremendous support. She's just as excited as I am!

I'm going back to writing now, procrastination moment over, thinking flirty, thinking sassy ... oh heck!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


This is a quick post to say I haven't fallen off the edge of the world ... I'm swamped by bulls.

Five hundred leased out - fifteen hundred to go.  Bring on Christmas ;)

On the writing front (because life still goes on), I'm taking a workshop for the RWNZ C2C regional meeting this weekend.  A workshop about 'Writing With Pace'.  Quite fitting considering the way my life is at the moment.

Happy writing everyone.