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Abridged angst

I’ve been working on a contest entry all afternoon, taking into account my own edits, as well as the comments of my CP. That was the easy part. It was the @#%$! synopsis that got me hung up. Boiling my living, breathing story down to a dry blow-by-blow of the high points is mind-numbing and

High Resolution

Happy 2010! I hope you all had a great holiday. My household is catching up on laundry and email as we recover from a great trip to visit family in Phoenix. And, like many of you, I’m thinking about goals. Even though resolutions for the new year have become cliché, I find it helpful to

Writing Pageantry

My baby, Counting on You, is finally on its way to Texas to be judged against everyone else’s baby in the most prestigious pageant for unpublished romance authors, The Golden Heart. (Insert huge sigh of relief here.) Frankly, my chances of making it to the finals are slim. Almost 1000 writers entered last year, and

And the winner is…

“I won! I won!” she yelled as she bounced around the room like a rubber ball…  Okay, seriously.  I just found out that I won the Contemporary category of the Heart-to-Heart Contest for Unpublished Authors, sponsored by the San Francisco Area Romance Writers of America. Woo hoo! Just to make sure it doesn’t go to