November was a very busy month for me with many ups and downs.
I submitted a partial of Under a Harvest Moon - a contemporary inspirational to Barbour Publishing (after numerous revisions)
I entered 2 contemporary inspirational entries in the Linda Howard Award of Excellence Contest:
- Under a Harvest Moon
- When You Least Expect It
I entered a 500 word scene entitled The Last Bottle in Cheryl Wyatt’s Nov Prompt contest. Cheryl emailed back that I didn’t win but she liked my entry. To see/enter her Dec Prompt Contest, go here: http://scrollsquirrel.blogspot.com/
Steeple Hill sent me a rejection on An Outlaw for the Lady. However, it was not a form rejection and it detailed where I needed improvement. The editor also asked to see something else from me in the future, so this was a good rejection letter.
After receiving a perfect score from one judge in the first round of judging in the Gateway to the Best Contest, Charley’s Saint came in 4th overall out of 25 entries. The final judge from Harlequin passed along some nice tips for me.
I won a book - The Borrowed Bride by Elizabeth Lane for commenting on the http://petticoatsandpistols.com blog.
I also rec’d a couple books to review:
- Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska by Irene Brand (This is a new inspirational publishing company which I’ll post more info on later.)
- Reflections of God’s Holy Land – a coffee table book from Thomas Nelson, Inc. (I’m a book review blogger)
I was tagged by Margaret Daley – again :-) and had to think up 7 random things about books. It was actually nice to sit back and think what I truly like about books. Margaret regularly gives away books for commenting on her blog here: http://margaretdaley.blogspot.com/
Of the 11 books I read in Nov, I’ve managed to write reviews on 8 of them – so far.
I started an inspirational suspense novel entitled Translucent Trust for NaNoWriMo but had to quit when I realized I just didn’t have time for it this year. Other writing commitments, like subbing the partial out, took precedence.
As well as the above, I’ve continued to make revisions to my wips based on what I learned at the ACFW conference in Sept.
And what did you do in November?