It Was a Dark and Stormy Saturday Afternoon…

When last we spoke, I had just been notified that I was one of the Top 50 semi-finalists for Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest. I told you guys I was going to finish the book if it killed me. And you never heard another word.

That’s because it almost did (if I may speak in a hyperbolic manner).

Over five days, I wrote 3o,000 words, and deleted about 15,000 of them (chapter six  got re-written three times). Halfway through the second day, my carpal tunnel flared up. Halfway through the third day, I started to get sick.  By the fourth day, I was miserably ill.  We’re talking 103-degree-fever-ill.

Still, I wrote on.

Just call me Mrs. Novelist

Read the rest on my author’s blog.

6 Comments on It Was a Dark and Stormy Saturday Afternoon…

  1. Jo Fereday
    November 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Good on you, Amber! Having none myself, I am very in awe of those with true fighting spirit.

  2. Meagan
    November 15, 2013 at 5:19 pm (2 years ago)

    You absolutely need to finish your book. And the glimpse we got of the vintage clothing store owner needs to be developed. There is much to work with there. It would also be good for a script, if you want to give that a try. I know some filmmakers….

  3. Rachael Thomas
    November 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Hope you are feeling better now Amber! Getting into the Top 50 is a massive achievement and one you should be really proud off. Just keep writing!

  4. Amanda C.
    November 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm (2 years ago)

    Yay, you! I’m with Meagan. I definitely would love to know more about Becky and Mark. And, Jessie. And, that vintage clothing store owner. All of them! You’ve got a great talent, and I’d love to see one of your works in book form, someday. :)

  5. Elona
    November 16, 2013 at 7:50 pm (2 years ago)

    You know you can self publish on Kindle if you are really keen to do so…

  6. Elisa
    November 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I think it’s still really cool! And hey, anything that challenges and help us push ourselves towards realizing our potential is just awesome! keep writing! And you can self-publish in Kindle format really quickly, so get out there!


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