Thursday, 30 September 2010

Just when I thought I may get my life back

There is an announcement on the NV site that they will let us know tomorrow what will happen with the other ten entries out of their original shortlist of twenty. So I'll be back to feeling nervous, excited, hopeful and despondent all rolled into one then *sigh*

Whilst this is very exciting it is also extremely nerve wrecking. I am sure I have not felt this nervous since passing my driving test over twenty years ago!

The editors are also putting names into a hat to critique directly on entries. Needless to say muggins here has put her name into that hat. So that will be more waiting with bated breath then.

On the upside us newbies have got together to write a novella and I have my character figured out, so it's all good. Looking forward to writing my chapter just for fun :-)

Have also joined an online critique group *gulp*

I must say that I am really enjoying being part of this wonderfully supportive community of aspiring romance writers!

And as I had one of *those* days, you know the ones where you can really understand why some animals eat their young(!) escaping into my own little world and creating stories is most certainly a bonus. I am sure my teenage son will thank me for it when he does live to see his eighteen's birthday...

As tigger would say TTFN :-)

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Romance is not dead

Well not in this house anyway.

Now whilst hubbie and I have been married for 21 years (I am still waiting for parole) it is not our romance I am talking about, though come to think of it, could probably make a book out of that too. It's been quite a ride, I tell you.

No, I am referring to the Mills and Boon New Voices competition that a friend inspired me to enter.

You can find my entry here . Now I didn't get through to the final ten, but the whole experience has been really positive and I have been inspired to carry on writing.

So watch this space as they say :-)

And now I really must go to bed!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Why the tardis

I am new to the world of blogging, so bear with me.  :-)

I should perhaps start by explaining the title of my blog. Whilst we are all Dr Who fanatics in this house, this has nothing to do with Dr Who, well almost nothing.

No the Tardis is what we call our little bungalow. People are always commenting on the size of it, so the name stuck. It is certainly bigger on the inside then it is on the outside. Quite amusing to see folks walk up the path and watch their face.

<What, this place, no way> kinda look.  Makes me chuckle anyway.

You see this tardis of ours holds a family of ten. Yes you read that right. Ten.

Eight kids (well four teenagers and 4 kids), hubbie and myself. Also home to three cats and two dogs.

Are we mad, you betcha ;-)

So this blog will be about my mad ramblings, you have been warned!