Archive | January 20, 2010

A Little Ahead of Myself

I’m doing something I am nowhere near ready to do.  But it could work out to be the best thing I do.  If that makes sense? 

I found a competition today on eHarlequin’s website: ‘Donna Alward’s Perfect Pitch Contest’.  The competition, would you believe, is to write a pitch for your novel.  The prize?  (if you get through the first round and send your first chapters in then win that round) is Donna being your mentor for a year.  Definitely something I could do with.  So today, I’m writing a pitch.  Or learning how to anyway. 

Luckily, another Harliquin author (Winnie Griggs) held a workshop about this last week.  Although I missed the workshop, so being able to ask her questions about mine, the workshop is still available to read here, so I’ve been going through that today.  It’s hard.  The competition ends on Friday, so that doesn’t give me much time to perfect it!  I’ll give it a go though.  It’s all good procrastination from draft 2 of the novel! 

I feel like I’ve not done much writing this week.  I feel like all I’ve done during work hours are work (duh!) and surf the net.  It’s not the worst thing ever, I have found that competition and lots of useful and interesting blogs, but it’s not productive.  Must try harder!