Friday, March 20, 2009

Whoopee!

At the end of last year I entered a short story contest run by local Essentials magazine together with Mills&Boon. As I hadn't heard anything from, I'd pretty much decided that meant I hadn't won. Out of interest I picked up the new issue this morning - and discovered that I'd made the shortlist of the final 20!

Next month's issue will announce the final winners, so please keep all fingers crossed for me. Apart from the fact that the first prize is a laptop (which I now desperately need!) two of the judges are Mills&Boon editors, so this might be the first slow step to getting out of that slush pile.

This little piece of good news has made all the stress and strain of the past week fade away. Now I can't wait to get back to that last 8,000 words on my current WIP!

8 comments:

  1. Well done :-) That's fantastic news Romy.
    Fingers crossed for the results...

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  2. That's fantastic!! What a lovely start to the weekend :)

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  3. Brilliant news. Well done.

    :-)

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  4. Romy!!!! That's fantastic stuff! I'm crossing everything for you. Looks like you're well on track for being SA's first published romance author eh?

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  5. Jackie - I do hope so! It's time someone put SA on the M&B map. And I hope someday we even see South African settings in M&B books. Apparently Liz Fielding has an upcoming novel set in Botswana. I can't wait to see what she does with it - she's one of my favourite authors.

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  6. Congratulations Romy - that is absolutely AWESOME!!!

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  7. Whoohoo Romy! Can't wait for the results to come out next month! Fingers crossed! Either one of those prizes sounds fabulous although if I had to choose for you I'd go for the editor! Surefire way to get published girl!

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  8. Arrgh, can't believe I've only just spotted this post. Huge congrats, Romy, that's fantastic news. Well done you!!

    After the article you posted by Jeremy Clarkson I think a book set in SA would be perfect.

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