CONGRATULATIONS, WHEW & BACK SOON...
First, huge congratulations to Fiona Harper who won the New Writers' Award this week, presented at the Romantic Novelists' Associaton Summer Party. There's a picture and all the lovely things the judges said about her book -- The Blind Date Marriage, Harlequin/Mills & Boon Romance, December -- at the Harlequin Romance Authors
blog She's a bright new star in Harlequin Romance and we can't wait to the read the book.
I finger-nailed my way to the end of my own wip last night -- The Academic, Mrs Mopp and Milady. Yes the title is ironic but I'm sure my editor will come up with something more appropriate! I can't say it's finished. I lay awake last night thinking ... as you do... "Oh!" (Think Gladys Pugh in Hi di Hi!) "Oh!" I thought... but I haven't done that, and that, and that and what about ....
I'll spend the rest of the weekend sorting it then email the ms to my editor so that she can read it while I'm away. Not that it will be a total break. Just to keep me on my toes she sent me the page proofs of The Valentine Bride so that I'll have a little light holiday reading.
Oh, or should that be "Oh!", and I have a 5000 word short story to write, too. The brain, thankfully, never sleeps.
See you, with pictures, when I return!