I'm very happy to say that I've started 2019 well as I've already fulfilled one of my plans for this year.
As my computer time clock went from 11.59 to 12.00 on the 2nd January, I pressed send on my prepared email and crossed my fingers that I'd get a place on the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writers' Scheme.
A little later I received the email confirming a place. My paperwork and payment were done the next day and confirmed, so I'm now official...
I have until the end of August to get my manuscript in for critiquing, but I don't want to leave it to then.
I know it may seem strange joining a new writers' scheme when I'm not actually a new writer.
Although I've won the NWC Mary Street Memorial Shield three times now, each of those entries have only been a synopsis and the first three chapters of a romance novel- each one set in a different time period to the others!
But it's a big difference between producing a complete novel and just a part of it, which is why the RNA's scheme is an important step.
Despite all the good things that happened last year there was also a lot of stressful things going on in the background and I lost six months not being able to work on the novel as intensively as I'd intended.
Perseverance is the word to remember when your writing plans go askew and that's what I've been doing. I took the time to consider my options and take a new route to my destination...
There's going to have to be a few other changes to my commitments, though they will be phased in.
I may even do short updates on my progress as the six months pass...
|Another day to write approaches...|