Friday, June 20, 2008

Contests & Challenges

My little piece of good writing news from 18th June is that I'm one of the finalists in the Romance Writers of New Zealand's Meet the Editor contest. This is the contest I had such fun with a few weeks ago trying to figure out the formatting! I'm pretty excited by finalling as it means my pages are winging their way to Cindy Hwang, executive editor at Berkley Publishing, for her comments. The finalists also get the chance to chat to Cindy at the NZ conference about their pages. Doubly exciting!!

This means that I've gone back to that story, which I left at the end of May a quarter written. I did originally mean to tackle it for my June Challenge, but became sidetracked with a contemp romance (and I'm not complaining because that dead body had been haunting me since last October. Am very glad to have sorted that problem out!!)

So adding together the words I managed on the contemp romance, the second short erotic paranormal I wrote last week and the new chapter I've written on the paranormal I entered into the contest, I'm just about still on track to get my 50k in 30 days. If I manage that, it will be the most I've written in one month for ages. Hooray!

14 comments:

rhiancahill said...

Woohoo.....
You rock girl!
Now just come a little closer so some of that good luck can rub off.
RC

Kaye said...

You are really rolling right along, girl! Glad to hear it. You sure are deservingly due for it. Great. Great. Great!!

Amanda Ashby said...

Hooray!!!! Now, since good news comes in threes I wonder what's going to happen next!!!!!

Barrie said...

MORE exciting news for you!! YAY!

Sara Hantz said...

Seriously impressive..... and congrats on the contest final, verywell deserved!

Christina Phillips said...

Thank you all so much for the good wishes. I'm really looking forward to Cindy's comments!!

And Amanda I bought a lotto ticket today...you never know!!!

Debs said...

Congratulations and best of luck in the final.

Caryn said...

That's so fantastic! Congratulations, and have a wonderful meeting with the editor!

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks for the congrats Debs and Caryn!

Gail Symmonds said...

Hi Christina
Thanks for dropping by. Big congrats and good luck with the contest final. Hope Cindy looovvves it. And I'm sure you'll get the 50k done!! Have a great week.

Gail

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks for the good luck Gail!

Eleni Konstantine said...

Yay Christina!! You are going great guns. Good for you... good luck in the final :)

Christina Phillips said...

Eleni, thanks for the good luck!

Shelley Munro said...

Congratulations, Christina!! You're on a roll recently. :)