Progress So Far

  • Romance writer - Historical. Contemporary and Intrigue
  • 2 books written for HarperImpulse

Friday, 14 January 2011

Blinky Blimy!

Where does the time go I wonder? It's 2 weeks since I last posted and it only seems like yesterday. It's been a bit hectic here is Chez Hartin. We are (fingers crossed) about 3 to 4 weeks from completion on our new house. So we've been packing boxes galore and generally clearing stuff out! It never ceases to amaze me how much clutter/rubbish/crap one accumulates over the years. It's quite liberating clearing out stuff that you'll never use again.

If I'm honest, writing has taken a back seat somewhat. But saying that I have had some excellent feedback from Michelle Styles. I entered her mentoring contest and submitted my 1st 3 chapters. Michelle, very kindly, said I had a good "voice" and that I did have talent - and that my ms has potential. I need to rework it a bit - no make that a LOT - lol! But Michelle's advice has been invaluable, and I am *so* grateful that she took time out of her busy schedule to write such a detailed critique. So armed with all her advice I'm going to spend a bit of time on this ms and then "send it out there". But before that, I need to do a good query letter and synopsis as most of the agents only take email subs these days with a query letter attachment and synopsis. Happy writing everyone! Caroline x

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year Everyone!

Hope everyone had a great New Years Eve. NYE is either party, party, party, or a "quiet one in". We were in the latter camp - mainly because I'm on-call today! But to be honest I'm all for a "quiet one" these days.

I hope 2011 is going to be good for all my pals in blog land. It's an interesting time for me and the DH. Hopefully we should be moving in January - maybe early February - so it's going to be a busy time for us. I'm looking forward to commandeering the third bedroom and having my very own study! Can't wait to post a picci of that when I can. I love to see where writer's write!

But our joy of moving is tempered by the fact that Colin's mum is very poorly. She was in hospital before Christmas but asked to be let out over the festivities. Thankfully they let her, but she has to go back in on the 4th for more tests and MRI scans. They have found a "mass" near her kidney so we can't rule out the dreaded "C" which she has only just recovered from in the past year. Here's praying that they can do something for her.

Trying to be +ve here, so I'm going to go to bow out now by saying that I completed my 3 chapters for Michelle Styles mentoring competition. I edited them to death. Upped the emotion and sensuality and *tried* to focus on just the H/h. So fingers crossed.

Here's wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Caroline xx