WooHoo! I'm soooo excited right now!! In January, Harlequin Romance author - Donna Alward, presented an incredible opportunity to unpubbed writers. She was accepting pitches for a contest in which the prize was -- she would donate her time and expertise for a three chapter critique and be a mentor for an entire year. I didn't think I had a chance. Especially after she posted that she'd received 48 entires.
Well...you guessed it. I'm one of the five finalists. I've talked with her a few times on the eHarlequin forum, but hadn't had a chance to really know her. She's so sweet and sincerely offers her support and encouragement to other writers on the HQ threads. I had the chance to chat with her when she notified me about the finalist notification...she's so cool. I love her writing style so this is an incredible honor for me. The next phase of the contest is for the five finalists to submit their first chapter.
See ya! Have a great day!! I've got a little tweaking to do on my chapter before I submit.