First of all, a huge congratulations to everyone who entered the New Voices Contest. Just like last year, it didn’t matter that I didn’t enter myself, I was just as hooked into the competition, reading fabulous entries including those of my Minx Sisters and doing my best to bolster confidence when the dreaded "Rose Bombers" went to work!
Congratulations to everyone who entered, including the Top 21 who made the final cut. And for all who didn't make the top cut, I recommend you submit your work anyway. As the saying goes, "you gotta be in it to win it!" Right?
Next bit of news is...I didn't make my 20kby20Oct target…*hangs head in shame*. I will put my hand on heart and say I *could’ve* if I'd been willing to drop everything and I mean EVERYTHING to achieve the goal. But (and I don't meant this to sound like an excuse) sometimes you have to know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em. Yep, totally channelling Kenny Rogers right now, lol. But I plan on finishing this ms in the next week or two, and I invite you all to hold me to that, heh.
Then once this book is fully dirty drafted, I have a full to revise and send to the editor before she forgets I exist! So I see crazy busy weeks until Christmas (OMG Christmas!) rolls around.
And speaking of Christmas, I’m gutted to discover that the Amazon Fire tablet (which I'm eyeing because I can't afford an iPad, grrrr) doesn't release here until the New Year. I hope this isn't so because a) Amazon will be missing a huge sales opportunity, and b) having subliminally primed the DH to make sure the tablet is in my Christmas stocking, I’ll have to now start from scratch on the subliminal ground work. *Sigh* Or maybe I’ll win the lottery and none of this will matter, huh? Stop laughing!
Ok, fine, laugh. Then tell me, what nefarious means are you employing to get what you want for Christmas?