So I Can Write a Romance Novel (Well, the First Chapter Anyway).

A few weeks ago, I held my breath, said a little prayer to the writing gods, and submitted a chapter to the So You Think You Can Write contest at Harlequin.

I knew it was good. Knew it in my bones. But I never, not for a minute, expected anything to come of it.

Which isn’t to say I didn’t worry about it. On the contrary, I checked for new comments on my entry every day. Stalked the hashtag on Twitter. Read other entries in all my spare minutes and despaired at their awesomeness.

But I didn’t think there was a chance in hell I’d make the first cut.

Then this arrived in my inbox.

The email congratulating me on making the first cut

Read the rest on my author’s blog.

7 Comments on So I Can Write a Romance Novel (Well, the First Chapter Anyway).

  1. Elona
    October 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm (3 years ago)

    That is so awesome!!!

  2. Jackie
    October 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm (3 years ago)

    You can do it!!!

    And… it’ll be great!

  3. wendy
    October 17, 2013 at 12:10 am (3 years ago)

    Yay! So excited for you!!

  4. Rachael Thomas
    October 17, 2013 at 3:30 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations Amber!!!

  5. Suzanne Brandyn
    October 17, 2013 at 7:41 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations. Awesome achievement.

    Wishing you more success.

    Suzanne :)

  6. April Underwood
    October 17, 2013 at 8:25 am (3 years ago)

    I love romance novels and haven’t had a chance to read your first chapter yet but I will this weekend! (Gotta love the lack of time that comes with a 4 month old baby!!) BEST OF LUCK AMBER!! SO happy for you:)

  7. Meagan
    October 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Just want to put this down where you can look back every time you panic:

    By my calculation, there were 641 entries. 50 got picked to move on, so yours is one of ~7.8% of entries. That’s fantastic. And there’s a 1 in 5 chance of moving on!


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